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How Can I Volunteer with NAMI?

NAMI Maryland provides support to people living with mental illnesses and their families throughout the state. We accomplish this through the generosity of volunteers who give their time. Volunteers are essential to the work that NAMI Maryland does. We need your help in the following areas:


  • Assist us in the office,
  • Do outreach in the community,
  • Work during our special events,
  • Contribute to our advocacy efforts


Please note that you must be 18 years old to volunteer in NAMI Maryland's office. Volunteers under 18 must provide an adult to accompany and supervise them at all times during their volunteer shift.

See more ways below.  Contact us now to volunteer!

Be an Advocate


Advocacy efforts are a major part of NAMI Maryland's mission to support individuals with mental illness and their families and to work to enact positive changes to achieve the Ideal State Mental Health System. To visit additional advocacy resources, click here!




NAMI Maryland also offers internships for the fall semester, spring semester, and summer. All of the internships are unpaid but we will assist you in meeting the requirements of your school's internship program and will provide letters of recommendation and references based on your performance.


PLEASE NOTE: NAMI Maryland is unable to offer any clinical internship experience since NAMI MD does not provide any clinical services. 


Fall Deadline: August 15th

Winter (Intersession) Deadline: November 15th 

Spring Deadline: January 15th 

Summer Deadline: May 1st 


Internship applications received after the deadline will be considered on a rolling basis, if space permits. 


Prospective interns are required to submit a cover letter stating why you wish to intern at NAMI Maryland, resume, volunteer application and a writing sample of their choice to Please specify in your cover letter if there is a particular aspect of NAMI Maryland that interests you, such as programs, outreach, etc. The volunteer application can be found here