Become a Volunteer

The programs and services of NAMI San Francisco are provided by volunteers.  We have all been affected by mental illness — as family members, as friends, or as individuals living with severe mental illnesses.  NAMI volunteers around the country donate an estimated $135 million worth of time each year to education, support, and advocacy.

Volunteers help in a variety of ways, such as:

  • Representing NAMI San Francisco at public outreach events, fairs, parades, panels and other meetings across the county and beyond

  • Participating in and administering NAMI Signature Programs

  • Responding to public resource requests on our Helpline

  • Assisting in the day-to-day office administration

  • Writing or editing content for social media and website publication

  • Inspiring us with new ideas and fresh perspectives on mental health in our communities

NAMI SF also offers internship positions to select students so they might gain experience in non-profit work.



Please complete the application if you are interested in volunteering with us!

For questions, please email