Volunteers are the backbone of our society - they greet our members when they walk in the front doors, offer comfort as peer supporters, participate in our special events and much, much more!
We welcome people of all abilities - we have survivors, family members and students, all working together to help each other succeed.
Click HERE to hear stories from our current volunteers.
- Peer Supporter
- Front Desk Receptionist
- Fundraising Committee Member — download role descriptions HERE
- Office Administration
- Computer Training for Survivors
- Data Entry
- Special Event Facilitator
- Board Member
- Grant Writing and Research
- Many More!
The Community Connections Volunteering Program at the Victoria Brain Injury Society provides brain injury survivors with support, training and volunteering opportunities that help them build the skills required to be emotionally, economically and socially self-supporting. The program provides a safe environment for survivors to rebuild positive living skills and regain work experience while learning to deal with the challenging impacts of their injury.
The program gives survivors the opportunity to step into their community as trained volunteers with a strong support system behind them. Survivors take positions as receptionists that welcome members into the society; they become Peer Supporters that learn to link members with community resources; they facilitate groups and learn how to teach others about brain injury; and they engage with the broader community as event coordinators.
Community Connections fosters development of a healthy environment for brain injury survivors, where they can thrive as individuals and grow together in the community. Survivors often experience extreme loneliness and depression and can become isolated from family, friends and the broader community. Through volunteer experience, survivors gradually rebuild life skills, organizational capacity, communication skills and social interaction techniques. This empowers survivors to expand their boundaries until they are ready to become active members of the community again.
We will work together with you to find the role that best suits your needs. Want to Join Our Team?
1) Contact our Manager of Volunteers to set up an interview
2) Download and fill out our application form HERE
3) Have a Criminal Record Check completed
4) Start volunteering!
Our Volunteer Coordination Program in generously funded by the United Way of Greater Victoria!