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

Office Angel

Provide front desk reception and administrative support one or more days a week, 3-4 hours per day.

BrainTrust Canada is a nonprofit agency with a mission to bring the issue of brain injury to the forefront, maximize the potential of those who have been affected by brain injury, and reduce preventable brain injury, especially among youth. As a nonprofit agency we rely on the generosity of volunteers like you, so that funds we raise can go directly towards our mission.

We are looking for someone who could:

  • greet clients/visitors at our front desk
  • answer telephone inquiries
  • do light tidy-up of kitchen and client-use areas
  • use Microsoft Office to create and print small documents (helpful, but not required)
  • deliver BrainTrust Canada brochures to the offices of healthcare providers and other related agencies

We provide a fun, friendly, professional atmosphere and welcome inquiries from those looking to make a difference, gain work experience, or use skills acquired in a previous career or life experience.

If you’d like to volunteer or want more information about becoming one of our ‘Office Angels’ please contact us at info@braintrustcanada.com.

 

 

 

BrainTrust Buddy

Participate in social/recreational activities with an individual with brain injury; one morning or afternoon per week.

BrainTrust Canada is a nonprofit agency with a mission to bring the issue of brain injury to the forefront, maximize the potential of those who have been affected by brain injury, and reduce preventable brain injury, especially among youth. As a nonprofit agency we rely on the generosity of volunteers like you, so that funds we raise can go directly towards our mission.

Following a brain injury, many individuals find themselves socially isolated as old friendships disappear, marriages dissolve, and careers are lost.

We are looking for someone who could participate in social/recreational activities with an individual with brain injury for one morning or afternoon per week.

The activities you choose to participate in will be guided by your common interests.  Examples of possible activities include:

  • walking/hiking
  • going for coffee, lunch, a picnic…
  • playing pool
  • going to a movie
  • going to the gym
  • doing a craft/hobby together
  • participating in a sport (skiing, bowling, swimming, etc.)

Volunteers would be matched with clients with consideration given to personality, interests, and suitability of each pairing.

At BrainTrust Canada we provide a fun, friendly, professional atmosphere and welcome inquiries from those looking to make a difference, gain work experience, or use skills acquired in a previous career or life experience.

If you’d like to volunteer or want more information about becoming a ‘BrainTrust Buddy’ please contact us at amcfarlane@braintrustcanada.com.

Special Event Volunteer

Assist with special events held by BrainTrust Canada.

BrainTrust Canada is a nonprofit agency with a mission to bring the issue of brain injury to the forefront, maximize the potential of those who have been affected by brain injury, and reduce preventable brain injury, especially among youth. As a nonprofit agency we rely on the generosity of volunteers like you, so that funds we raise can go directly towards our mission.

BrainTrust Canada hosts a number of special events that rely on the use of volunteers either leading up to, or on the day of the event.

Event volunteers could be asked to:

  • help with set-up or take-down of the event
  • assist with guest registration/inquiries
  • stuff goody bags for event participants
  • serve food/beverages
  • pick up and deliver items to event; some heavier lifting may be required

Additional duties vary, depending on the event.

At BrainTrust Canada we provide a fun, friendly, professional atmosphere and welcome inquiries from those looking to make a difference, gain work experience, or use skills acquired in a previous career or life experience.

If you’d like to volunteer or want more information about becoming a member of our ‘Special Event Volunteer’ team, please contact us at mkapp@braintrustcanada.com.

 

Cooking Coach

Reports To:                             Amanda McFarlane, Group Programs Coordinator

Hours:                                     Classes:  Wednesdays from noon – 2 pm in BrainTrust Canada kitchen
Community:  shopping for food/supplies, etc.
Preparation done offsite

Personal Attributes:   A people person, financial skills, organizational skills, cooking skills, able to work well with others, able to understand and develop community partnerships, passion for the cause.

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 develop the curriculum and program in conjunction with the Group Programs Coordinator to include:

  • grocery store tours
  • menu planning (Canada Food Guide)
  • shopping tips and budgeting
  • meal preparation with safety

Other Possibilities Include:

  • connecting with local farmers and small grocers to create partnerships where clients can access local produce at discounts
  • looking at the opportunity for developing a community garden to add gardening, growing your own produce, and self-sustainable living skills

To learn more or express interest in this position, please contact us at amcfarlane@braintrustcanada.com.