1 Additional point (Social, Fundraiser, OR Volunteer point)
Cash App ($NAMIUWMADISON)
Come in during our office hours at the Student Activities Center(333 E. Campus Mall) to complete your Credit/Debit Card or Cash purchase!
Our student organization is accessible and open to anyone who wishes to attend, regardless of financial status. If you have any financial concerns regarding our active membership fee or any other additional concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or come in during our office hours so that we may address your concerns (no personal disclosure of information is required).
Ways to be Involved!
General Meetings -Our leadership team works hard to ensure that each year we are offering meetings that will benefit our members. General Member Meetings are held bi-weekly on Wednesday nights, and each features a new guest speaker that talks about applicable mental health related topics.
Volunteer Opportunities - Getting involved with NAMI-UW looks different for every student. Our goal is to help you use your skills to help advocate, educate, and support individuals with and without mental health concerns both here on the UW-Madison campus, and in our community! In the past, NAMI-UW has helped hold blood drives and has helped raise donations for nearby shelters.
Socials - Every semester we offer a variety of social events specifically catered to upcoming holidays and member interests. These events allow members to get to know each other better in an inclusive environment, while also seeking the benefits of integrated self care activities.
Fundraising Opportunities - Each year, active members must also participate in one of our fundraising events offered. Our most popular fundraising event is NAMI Walks, which is hosted by NAMI Dane County – in 2021 we raised $3,025! In addition to NAMI Walks, we offer other fundraising opportunities such as selling donuts outside of Brogden and receiving proceeds from companies like Salads Up and Mooyah.
Ambassadors & Committees Being a committee member is for students who are interested in becoming more involved with NAMI-UW but isn't as big of a commitment (compared to ambassadors) and their assistance will be based on a "as needed" basis. Each committee will have different projects/things they'll be working on which pertain to what committee they decide to join — the designated executive member will be responsible for letting committee members know whatever those things will be! Committee members will be able to earn 1 membership point per committee meeting they attend. Additionally, joining a committee will allow students to grow their communication skills and play a part in making a difference in the community. It will also prepare students to potentially obtain an ambassador leadership position within NAMI-UW!
Being an ambassador is for students who are interested in becoming more involved with NAMI-UW and is a bigger commitment compared to being a committee member. They will be expected to attend one executive board meeting a month to help them stay informed on current NAMI-UW projects and be active members. Additionally, ambassadors will hold a leadership position within the committee and will directly work with the designated executive board member. They also will be expected to attend/help out with any events/projects the designated executive board member has throughout the semester. Being an ambassador will allow students to grow their communication & leadership skills and play a part in making a difference in the community. It will also prepare students to potentially obtain an executive board position within NAMI-UW!