Peer Support Volunteer
NBIS peer volunteers are vital in enriching the lives of our clients and supporting our organization. Peer support is an important part of healing when recovering from an acquired brain injury (ABI) as NBIS peer volunteers are able to draw on their own experiences and are trained to support others who have an ABI. Without volunteers, we would not be able to offer programs to people in our community.
The NBIS peer support volunteer team offers an environment that welcomes diverse backgrounds, celebrates individuality, and embraces creativity. The success of our peer volunteer program comes from a commitment of our volunteers to teamwork, collaboration and a little but of FUN! Various volunteer activities include: one- on- one visits, facilitating weekly client drop in, co-hosting education workshops/activities, and participating at NBIS events.
We are constantly expanding and developing our volunteer programs, so please check in with us regularly.
What is the Goal of a Peer Support Volunteer?
To provide hope, inspiration and optimism at any point in a person’s recovery from an ABI, including their stay in the hospital.
- Minimum 19 years of age
- Have an acquired brain injury
- Authorize a criminal record check
- Willing to attend 8 hours of initial peer training, and subsequent workshops and technical training as required (for example virtual platforms)
- Commit to volunteering at least 2 hours a month, for a minimum of 6 months
- Have two personal references
NBIS peer support volunteer Renee talks about her experience with concussion.