Volunteer to work with survivors of brain injuries.
The Navada Community Enrichment Program (NCEP) is opening a new program to help survivors of brain injury and other neurological disorders to become more independent. The new Community Reintegration Services (CRS) program serves people who need help regaining basic living skills such as navigating around the community, using public transportation, handling activities of daily life, being safe in the community and at home, and generally leading more healthy and productive lives.
NCEP/CRS is searching for individuals interested in committing to lead weekly group activities in healthy and productive leisure activities such as:
- Teaching almost anything
- Other arts and crafts activities
- Creative writing
- Community outings
- Fund raising
- Job searching
NCEP/CRS clients particiate on schedules tailored to their needs and availability with a 20 hour maximum per week over four days (the program does not operate on Wednesdays). At any time, the program may have in attendance from one to ten participants.
Clients represent all walks of life from cooks to nurses to painters to porters to lawyers to doctors to professors to company presidents - anyone can have a stroke or traumatic brain injury. Client residual functional limitations may include deficits in short term memory, speech, and/or physical movement.
While NCEP/CRS serves clients facing some very difficult challenges in life, the program is surprisingly quite a lot of fun.
- Cooking / Catering
- Basic Computer Skills
- Marketing Strategy & Planning
Good Match For
People 55+ Group
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Orientation or Training
- 2-4 hours per week
- patience, empathy and care