By Lindsay Jamieson-Powell
Special for disc
The Comox Valley Head Injury Society is supported by many types of volunteers including: peer support volunteers, those involved in the Volunteer Incentive Program, community volunteers and members of our Board of Directors.
Peer volunteers support other members during drop-in programs, whether by playing a game of cards or simply being a listening ear; peer helpers play a leadership role in society.
The volunteer incentive program is relatively new. It’s an opportunity for brain injury survivors to build skills, gain confidence, gain experience and receive a modest volunteer stipend to enhance healthy living. They support programs, such as our community garden and photography club, or help in the kitchen at our bimonthly lunches or dinners.
Community volunteers participate in our Tuesday lunch program, ensuring food security for those in need. They also support the many special events we host, such as our summer BBQ, delivering our holiday meal, or participating in community engagement and outreach events. We also have a special volunteer who helps our members with their taxes each year.
Finally, our company is also supported by eight people who sit on our Board of Directors. They not only help guide the company, but also participate in many special events and help with fundraising, such as our ongoing bottle drive.
The CVHIS would like to express its thanks and appreciation to the many volunteers who give their time and talents to our organization. We wouldn’t be the company we are today without them.