Get involved Become a volunteer Why volunteer? People choose to volunteer with Brain Injury Matters for a variety or reasons. For some it simply provides them with the opportunity to help others and encourage children, young people and adults with acquired brain injury to participate in activities/interact with their peers and have fun. For others, it can be just something as straightforward as having some spare time that they wish to do something positive with and want to give back to their local community. Whatever your reasons for wishing to volunteer with Brain Injury Matters, we will be more than happy to welcome you onto our volunteering team and will endeavour to find a role suitable for you. Check out some of the reasons why our current volunteers choose to volunteer with us: Take on a new challenge Develop new skills Meet new people from different backgrounds/abilities To empathise with others To make someone smile To help individuals with a brain injury feel they are in safe environment To have fun and watch others grow in confidence Make new and long lasting friendships Gain experience for future career No specific experience is necessary to volunteer with Brain Injury Matters, we just ask that you have the following qualities; Friendly and approachable Enthusiastic Patient Reliable and flexible Common sense Empathy Willingness to help others Excellent communication skills Integrity How available do you need to be and where would you be volunteering? We ask that volunteers are available to help us a minimum of 2 hours per week. The majority of our volunteering opportunities are within our offices in Belfast (Castlereagh Business Park). Tuesday 11am - 3pm Wednesday 11am - 3pm Thursday 11am - 2pm We also have a few social groups that meet in the local community (Belfast and Lisburn currently) every 3-4 weeks and these are usually on weekday afternoons. We don't have regular opportunities in the evenings or weekends, but we do sometimes need volunteers to assist us with events/workshops/street collections etc. outside of our usual hours. For more information on becoming a volunteer with Brain Injury Matters contact a member of the team by phone on 02890705125 or email [email protected] We would be more than happy to answer any questions you have.