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Newfoundland and Labrador Brain Injury Association (Volunteer Event Coordinator Assistant)

Organization Name: Newfoundland and Labrador Brain Injury Association
Opportunity Title: Volunteer Event Coordinator Assistant
Category: Fundraising & Sponsorship
Commitment: 6 months to 1 year
Start Date: November 8, 2019
End Date: June 6, 2020

  • Appropriate for volunteers aged between 18 and 55Appropriate for volunteers aged 55 and over
Opportunity Description:

The Newfoundland and Labrador Brain Injury Association (NLBIA) Fundraising Committee is seeking a Volunteer Event Coordinator Assistant for an upcoming major Fundraising Event in June 2020. We are looking for an enthusiastic and committed individual to assist our Lead Event Coordinator over the next several months with the following tasks:

– Planning and coordinating the event

– Managing event details including décor, catering, entertainment, ticketing, special guests, equipment, promotion, etc. in the lead up to the event

– Retaining and orienting volunteers for specific tasks

– Seeking sponsorships for the event

– Communicating with the NLBIA Fundraising Committee and Board of Directors

– Executing the event on the day

We anticipate that this role to require an individual with a flexible schedule and the ability to give this event your focus, some experience in event planning and/or fundraising, and strong problem solving skills.

The NLBIA has been providing community-based education, support and intervention services for brain injury survivors and their families for more than 30 years. We are currently the only organization providing these services in Newfoundland and Labrador. It is the NLBIA’s goal to ensure that everyone knows there is someone to call.  Someone to help with the paperwork or navigate the medical jargon that comes with a long hospital stay.  NLBIA is a source of referral, support, assistance, education, advocacy and caring.  Whatever the question might be, NLBIA will find the answer or find someone who can. Individuals can self-refer or refer a friend, family member or client. We also have services for long term brain injury survivors and family.

In addition to having a part-time experienced social work counselor on hand to assist survivors and family during times of crisis, the NLBIA also provides ongoing supports and programs. One such upcoming program, will be the Brain Basics Training Program, which is intended to educate participants and assist them in acquiring practical strategies to work effectively with people living with the effects of a Brain Injury. In the past, NLBIA has co-funded the popular NeuroFIT program designed to bring professional one on one physical fitness training to those with moderate to severe neurological disabilities in a public gym environment. The NLBIA also provides a link to training for the medical community on brain injury so that the province will stay current in their practice. The NLBIA offers the weekly ABLE recreation program for those with severe brain injury and have piloted a successful Subsidized Counseling Program addressing more complex mental health needs. NLBIA also works closely with other community partners to bring the general public safety education and changes to disability public policy.

Fundraising is essential to growing and expanding these programs for access throughout the province.  Please consider the potential to increase the quality of life of so many individuals and the ease this will have on the economic burden injury causes to the public wallet.  Feel free to contact with any questions and thank you in advance for your consideration of donating your time to our cause.

To express your interest in the role, please email with a summary about yourself, your interest in volunteering and any relevant experience.

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St. John’s, NL, Canada

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