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We're always looking for new volunteers here at LABIS, as they are integral to our day to day operations. They are a critical part of our team, and are needed to help enrich the lives of the participants socially, physically, and emotionally. More often than not, however, our volunteers find our participants and their experience at LABIS to be enriching to themselves.
What Volunteers Do
Volunteers will assist with the Life Enrichment Program, support groups, fundraisers, can get involved with the board, and should advocate for those with an acquired brain injury. If you find yourself drawn to helping out people with an acquired brain injury and their loved ones, or you're just looking to get involved in the community of Lloydminster, we encourage you to send us a message via the form below.
Volunteers are required to be fun, and have fun. Cheerfulness and acceptance are two very important traits we look for in our volunteers. Remember, a smile is an easy way to brighten someone's day. Patience is a virtue, and we look for this virtuous trait in our volunteers. You should be able to loosen up, and be willing to use your sense of humor. You need to be able to be yourself, and if you have an idea, don't be afraid to speak up and let the group know! Volunteers need to be dependable. Be sure to let everyone know ahead of time if you won't be able to attend something. And finally, all volunteers must obtain a Criminal Record Check, which LABIS will reimburse. Once you're a volunteer, we'll give you an orientation to the program, it's participants, and the facility prior to placement. You also get access to any and all available published materials on working with the cognitively or physically impaired.
There's a range of volunteer positions available that may suit your fancy. Perhaps you'd like to take on a leadership role, and join the Board. Perhaps you work better either alone or in a small group. The office might suit you better. Or you could help out at the very core of LABIS, in the Life Enrichment Programs, directly helping those with an acquired brain injury. If that doesn't sound like your style, then you could try fundraising. There's an abundance of fun events that are a blast for both those attending, and the volunteers. Event like the mock casino night, or the slo-pitch tournament. Bartenders and raffle sellers are often needed at these kinds of events.
Another option is to opt in for a membership. You can purchase a membership for $10, or bring the whole family with you for $20. With a membership, you'll receive a copy of our newsletter, and will also receive letters notifying you of upcoming events. LABIS members are also entitled to make motions at the Annual General Meetings.