Welcome!

Hello fellow Volunteers. I thought we could add a new tab to our revamped website where we could try to connect with each other and post any information on upcoming volunteer opportunities. So we'll see how it goes and if it's a helpful resource.

Volunteers come from every sector of society and every demographic group. They choose a cause(s) and go about the effort of trying to make a difference in someone's life. Sometimes the effect is a mere drop in the bucket when measured against the overall need. Other times the effort can create a far-reaching positive change. Volunteers choose to donate their resources to organizations small and large, from national organizations (like NAMI) to local charity groups or community endeavors. Other volunteers prefer to be the "boots on the ground" and give their time and effort to work on behalf of their chosen cause.
Every volunteer's mission is to provide valuable support to needful communities (human and non-human).

I know why I volunteer for NAMI Connecticut, but I think those of us who give our resources (time, work, money) would like to see what motivates others to do so. Please feel free to add your comments below and come back to read those from others.

As always, thanks for all of the great things you do.

Pat O'Konis

9 Comments

  1. Jami mahon
    June 12, 2019

    I am very very interested in becoming an advocate/ volunteer for Nami. Please have someone contact me.

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    1. Mary Fitzgerald
      August 20, 2019

      Would love to volunteer.

      Reply
  2. Mimi Beltran
    July 18, 2019

    My name is Mimi Beltran Flores I would like to become a Volunteer at Nami and Also become a Facilitator connector in my Town in Bridgeport Can Someone Please Contact me so I can be Guided in the Right Direction Thank you so much for your Attention in this very important matter!!😊

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  3. kwame frimpong
    July 20, 2019

    I am also very interested to become an advocate since I want to choose Mental Illness as a career path. Kindly let somebody contact me on my email to give me directions on how I can volunteer. Thank you.

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  4. Victor V.
    August 28, 2019

    I am currently working as a behavioral health technician at my local hospital. I know there is more that I can do for my community, so I am very interested in becoming a volunteer for Nami. I will be waiting for someone to contact me.

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  5. Edmund Davis-Quinn
    September 9, 2019

    I am interested in being a volunteer and doing peer support for those who also have bipolar disorder.

    Edmund Davis-Quinn

    Reply
  6. Melyssa Blake
    October 1, 2019

    Thank you for the opportunity to volunteer. It always helps me feel better to know I’m helping other!

    Reply
  7. Maria Toce
    October 25, 2019

    I am a certified counselor and am interested in advocating for an individual.

    Reply
  8. Abigail Bemer
    October 31, 2019

    Hi!
    My name is Abigail. I am incredibly interested in this opportunity to become a volunteer for NAMI! I will be patiently anticipating a reply! Thank you!

    Reply

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