Career/Volunteer Opportunities at BrainTrust Canada

BrainTrust Canada employees are compassionate, skilled professionals.  We work in a culture that welcomes diversity, and we honour the uniqueness of each individual member of our team.  We believe that:

  • everyone affected by brain injury deserves meaningful support,
  •  in most cases, brain injury can be prevented, and
  • impact is possible if we do our part to give brain injury a louder voice.

Our team is based in Kelowna, BC with a secondary office in Vernon, BC.

 

Current Volunteer Openings

Cooking Coach

Teach clients with brain injury how to prepare simple meals.

Hours:                                    

  • 2 hours per week in BrainTrust Canada kitchen
  • 1 hour per week shopping for food/supplies and menu planning
  • 1 year commitment appreciated

This position can be shared with another volunteer.

Personal Attributes:

  • a people person
  • organizational skills
  • cooking skills
  • able to work well with others
  • able to understand and work with people with diverse abilities

Key Responsibilities

Develop classes that teach nutrition, safe food preparation, budgeting, menu planning, grocery shopping, and how to make simple, healthy meals that follow the Canada Food Guide.  Clients will be taught at their own pace to be independent around meal preparation and kitchen safety.

The Cooking Coach will work with the Group Programs Coordinator to develop a program that includes:

  • healthy and inexpensive menu planning (Canada Food Guide)
  • shopping tips and budgeting
  • meal preparation with safety

If you'd like to volunteer or want more information about becoming a Cooking Coach, please contact Amanda McFarlane.

Yoga Instructor

Provide clients with brain injury an opportunity for relaxation and wellness through the practice of gentle yoga.

Hours:                                    

  • 1 hour per week
  • 1 year commitment appreciated

This position can be shared with another volunteer.

Personal Attributes:

  • a people person
  • have instructional and yoga training
  • awareness around adapted needs for clients of diverse abilities
  • able to work well with others
  • reliable, professional, and able to manage confidential information

Key Responsibility

  • teach a weekly one-hour yoga class at BrainTrust Canada to a group of approximately 6-8 clients

Mats, music, and a large quiet space are available for this program.

If you'd like to volunteer or want more information about becoming a Yoga Instructor at BrainTrust, please contact Amanda McFarlane.