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Are you interested in connecting with your community? Career exploration? Resume-building?  Volunteering with Brain Injury Services / Step Up! ABI Recovery can help you meet all those objectives!

Various physical reactivation and social/recreational positions are available within our service area of Hamilton, Niagara, Burlington, Brantford, Haldimand and Norfolk.

Current Volunteer Opportunities may be found on Kijiji Hamilton or Kijiji St. Catharines (Enter “Brain Injury Services” in the search box), or you may complete our online application and we’ll contact you with information about opportunities in your area that may match your interests and availability.

Volunteers receive one-on-one orientation and support from the case facilitator working directly with the client. Each volunteer also completes a number of online training modules covering topics from the causes and effects of acquired brain injury to collaborative problem solving. This helps ensure they are well-prepared to provide valued recreational rehabilitation. Volunteers will receive a certificate once the modules are successfully completed.

Time commitments vary from an hour to 10 hours a week and we make every effort to ensure the activity suits the interests and schedule of the volunteers as well as the clients!

Volunteering with BISHPets

BISHPets is an AAA/AAT (animal assisted activity/animal assisted therapy) program at Brain Injury Services / Step Up! ABI Recovery. Our experienced BISHPets evaluation team assess and support skilled teams of handlers and their own personal pets, usually dogs, as they visit our clients. BISHPets are in high demand at all services from St. Catharines to Brantford!

Paws for Reading at the Library

BISHPets has been a proud partner of Paws for Reading, a popular children’s literacy-assistance program, since 2005. The Hamilton Central Library children’s department runs four eight-week sessions per year on Tuesdays from 6 to 7 p.m. Call or email us for a booklet about BISHPets requirements.

Contact: For any information about volunteering with Brain Injury Services / Step Up! ABI Recovery, call Lian Ellis at 905-523-8852 ext. 274 or email lellis@braininjuryservices.com

Are you a new Volunteer?

WELCOME! Check out our online training. (Coming soon!)

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