Volunteer with Us

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If you are any of those, think about volunteering with us.

BICR welcomes volunteers from all parts of the community. We are looking for compassionate, caring individuals who are committed to helping our participants live with the effects of an acquired brain injury. Our volunteers can help in many different areas, we have many rewarding roles working directly with our participants or providing support to the agency in other ways. BICR also hosts numerous fundraising events throughout the year such as the Golf Tournament, Bowling and the monthly BINGO games which are all areas where volunteers can help. There are options to work one-on-one with individuals or in a group setting.

BICR also actively promotes partnerships with local post- secondary institutions. We offer block placement opportunities as well as opportunities to complete any required volunteer placements. For instance, we accept students from the MedPlus program at Brock University and from the Social Service Worker program at Niagara College. Other programs we work closely with include the Educational Assistant, Recreation and Leisure, Child and Youth Worker, Neuroscience, Psychology and Sociology programs. In many cases these placements have led to long-term employment opportunities.

Benefits of Volunteering

If you are interested in volunteering, please complete the application form or forward your resume (or summary of strengths and interests) to hr@bicr.org and the volunteer coordinator will follow up to schedule an appointment. We welcome all volunteer inquiries by either calling directly our office (905-687-6788) and ask for the Volunteer Coordinator or by email at the above address.

BICR is committed to a fair and impartial recruitment process that emphasizes a safe and secure environment for our volunteers.

I volunteer... because I want to change the world.

Are you interested in contributing to our organization as a volunteer? We have a robust volunteer program with many rewarding roles, working directly with our participants or providing support to our organization in other ways. We provide training for our volunteers and support them in the community. We welcome all volunteer inquiries either directly by calling our office and asking to speak with the Volunteer Coordinator, sending an e-mail expressing your interest directly to hr@bicr.org or by completing the online Application and checking off the volunteer box.

Download our Employment BrochureVolunteer Brochure

- Why volunteer with us
- W hat we provide to our volunteers
- What we look for in a volunteer
- Application form

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply for a volunteer position?
There are numerous ways you can apply to become a volunteer at BICR.

What qualifications do I need to become a volunteer?
You do not need any specific qualifications to become a volunteer at BICR. Anyone who is over the age of 16 can apply. We do ask for a Criminal Record Check and an interest in helping people.

What is the process involved in becoming a volunteer?
Once your application has been received the Volunteer Coordinator will contact you to set up an appointment to find out more specifically where your interests lie and what type of role would be best. Upon receipt of the Criminal Record Check and acceptable references, another meeting will be scheduled where potential placements will be discussed and details regarding policies and procedures given.

What are the types of responsibilities I would have as a volunteer?
We have numerous rewarding roles available to potential volunteers. For instance:

What type of time commitment are you looking for?
Due to the type of injury most of our participants has sustained, we ask for consistency and a commitment of at least 3 months. The minimum time commitment is usually 1 -2 hours / month.