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Volunteer & Mentee Training

NAMI Dubuque is in need of members who are passionate about NAMI and our mission

and are willing to volunteer their time and talents.

There are many opportunities available to suit any amount of time you are able to give.

We want dedicated NAMI members like you to help us in meeting our potential as Dubuque's local advocates.

If you are interested in volunteering and would like to discuss how you can help, please fill out the volunteer application:

Volunteer Facilitators & Mentor(ee) Trainees:

Volunteer Facilitators facilitate our signature programs and support groups and are not traditional employees of NAMI Dubuque.

Our groups and programs are facilitated on a rotating and as needed monthly basis and we provide volunteer facilitator stipends.

Volunteer Facilitators are volunteers: non-career, non-binding, non-employees of NAMI Dubuque and work to

enhance our nonprofit mission through volunteerism and provided NAMI Dubuque trainings.

Training is required as well as initial commitment to facilitating our programs.

Our mentor(ee) training program provides invested individuals with support group model training outside of the traditional state certification training recommended by the NAMI National for program fidelity. Volunteer Facilitators or individuals in

our mentor(ee) training program may stop facilitating our programs at anytime but we would appreciate advanced notice for program coverage. Please make an appointment with us and ask for a copy of our handbook to review expectations, policies, and stipend schedules. We do have an interview process for program and group volunteer facilitators.

It is highly recommended interested individuals have participated in our NAMI Programs and identify as a peer or family member as related to their program interest. 

Please note: we can not guarantee long-term facilitating relationships as our program needs and capacity does change.

We reserve the right to suspend and amend programs at anytime. 

Team engagement with NAMI Dubuque requires all of our volunteer facilitators, mentor(ee)s, etc.

to be a paying member of NAMI National.



These are great opportunities for the community to become familiar with the NAMI name and what the organization does. These events give us the chance to distribute our informational literature/brochures as well as information on the education courses we offer and our monthly meetings.


Our Volunteer Facilitators enhance our programs by facilitating and leading groups, programs and classes.

Our team of facilitators are the backbone to our programs and we welcome inquiries!

We also have mentee training opportunities for those who cannot attend the certified state training but wish to enhance our programs through leadership alongside NAMI Dubuque. We offer this measure of engagement through our connection support model.

Volunteer Facilitators, Open Group Leaders, Support Group & Class Facilitators as well as our Mentee Training Programs do not designate individuals as employees of NAMI Dubuque.

Inquire with us:

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