Serve the Peer Support Community on the N.A.P.S. Board

fbec6be7-3bff-45d1-8ea1-b0ac5884d6fd The National Association of Peer Supporters is looking for new board members! N.A.P.S. is the leading professional organization representing peer supporters across the country on workforce development, policy and advocacy, and more. We’re looking for individuals who are passionate about peer support, driven in their work, able to take on individual projects, and contribute to workgroups and committees. The N.A.P.S. board meets 6 times per year, with committees and workgroups meeting on alternate months for a total of at least 12 meetings per year. Board members are responsible for contributing to planning our annual conference, fundraising and the fiscal health of the organization, developing member benefits, supporting the growth and development of the organization, and more. In order to serve on the board you must be a member of N.A.P.S. Additionally, you must have a nuanced understanding of the values and history of peer support such as those in the N.A.P.S. National Practice Guidelines. Because N.A.P.S. understands that peer support is broader than just mental health and substance use, there is no lived experience requirement with either of those. Instead, we ask that you identify as a peer and have experience providing support to others with shared lived experiences. Examples of this could include working as a doula, death or grief worker, supporting specific communities of which you are a part including BIPOC, LGBTQ+, veterans, youth, and more.

Applications will be accepted until 4:00 PM PST / 7:00 PM EST, December 1, 2023

If you would prefer to volunteer on a committee or in another way, please feel free to let us know. If you have any questions please feel free to contact the Board Vice President Tim Saubers at [email protected].

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