Entry-level Recruiter/Volunteer Intake (Remote OK)



Start Date


End Date


Time Commitment

A few hours per week


Long-Term (6 months-1 year)


Van Nuys
United States


Volunteers are the lifeblood of our organization. National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is the nation's largest volunteer-led grassroots organizations helping individuals affected by mental illness. At NAMI San Fernando Valley, we are proud to offer free support groups and educational programs to individuals and families affected by mental illness. We tirelessly fight the stigmatization of mental illness through our advocacy and outreach efforts to spread awareness in our communities. Not only do we offer people hope, we help them build better lives. Do you want to join us?

We are delighted to be experiencing a growth spurt and are in need of enthusiastic and helpful individuals eager to support us in our mission. If you are excited and passionate about NAMI's cause, we need your enthusiasm to recruit new volunteers to carry out our mission of spreading hope and help to those affected by mental illness. Without you, our volunteers would cease to exist! As a Recruiter with NAMI San Fernando Valley:

You will...

  • Help us get through processing the backlog of people interested in volunteering with us
  • Invite others to join our vibrant volunteer community through telephone conversations and emails
  • Share NAMI's mission, initiatives, goals, and achievements with prospective volunteers
  • Respond to volunteer requests and applications within about 72 hours via phone/email
  • Process volunteer information in simple internal database, NationBuilder, for recruitment tracking

You get...

  • Role-specific training and tools to help you succeed in your role
  • Paired up with a Relationship Manager whose sole responsibility is to be sure your volunteer experience is enjoyable
  • To volunteer alongside awesome people, make new connections, and add your rewarding volunteer opportunity to your resume/portfolio for career advancement
  • To work remotely, with a flexible schedule

You have...

  • Enthusiasm for volunteerism and helping those who suffer from mental illness
  • Strong communication skills, especially over phone and email 
  • A goals-oriented mindset, you enjoy sharing knowledge with others and advocating for important causes 
  • Basic Microsoft Office Suite skills and ability to learn our simple database, NationBuilder
  • Around 5 hrs/week to dedicate to processing/recruiting NAMI volunteers
  • A career interest in recruitment or nonprofit management, a plus
  • Some experience in staffing, human resources, recruitment, sales, or management, a plus

We want to make the world a better place for those with mental illness. Click "I want to help!" if you are interested in helping us intake and recruit amazing volunteers to join our mission! *Be sure to include your email address and phone number and we will be in contact within 48 hours*




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The programs and initiatives of National Alliance on Mental Illness - San Fernando Valley are staffed by talented volunteers who have the passion, drive and expertise necessary to fulfill our mission. NAMI SFV welcomes and appreciates individual differences and invites diversity in its broadest definition. We are devoted to promoting an inclusive organizational environment of transparency, authenticity, creativity, and kindness.




  • Training Provided
  • Language/Cultural Support Available

How To Apply


email volunteer@namisfv.org and include your phone number and the best time to call. Attach a resume as well. We look forward to hearing from you!