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Volunteer

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Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Origami Brain Injury Rehabilitation Center! Volunteers help us live out our mission to create opportunities and transform lives every single day. Our clients and team members greatly benefit from the time, compassion, and enthusiasm from our volunteers. 

How to Volunteer

We appreciate your interest in volunteering, which is why we want to keep this process simple. To become an Origami volunteer, please follow these steps:

  1. Email Info@OrigamiRehab.org with which volunteer category you're interested in (see options below) and include your ideal start date.
  2. A member of our team will contact you to set up an orientation date after we receive your email.
  3. You will attend orientation to complete your volunteer paperwork, set your schedule, and to learn more about your volunteer experience.
  4. Prior to volunteering, we will need proof of a negative tuberculosis (TB) test. Please bring a copy of this with you to orientation.

Volunteer Opportunities

Client Care Volunteers

Our client care volunteers spend quality time with our residential clients. This might include playing board games, talking, listening or playing music, going for walks, doing arts and crafts, and more based on each client’s unique interests. Volunteers may also assist with therapeutic recreation groups, including art and wood shop classes.

Administrative Volunteers

Administrative Volunteers assist our team members with a variety of tasks. Tasks may include but are not limited to secretarial work, assistance with maintaining a clean and home-like environment for our clients, assistance preparing for events, data collection and entry, scanning/filing, and more.

Grounds and Maintenance

Grounds and maintenance volunteers assist with maintaining a beautiful and well-kept campus. Tasks may include working with clients in wood shop, assisting on various maintenance projects, gardening, weeding around campus buildings, maintaining/grooming our paved trails, and more.

Volunteer Requirements

  • Must be at least 16 years old
  • Must provide proof of a negative tuberculosis (TB) test
  • Must attend an orientation
  • Must pass a background check for the safety of our team members and clients

 

As a college student, I don’t have a lot of free time, but with the free time I have, I volunteer at Origami because I see the positive impact volunteers have on the lives of clients. That is something I want to be a part of. Since starting, I’ve had the opportunity get to know many of the clients and have grown close with one in particular. For me, Origami is my home away from home.
Noah, Volunteer
Once I met the neuro-rehab clients, and they met Waldo (my dog), we became a family. Whether it is tug-o-war with Waldo, walks, games, dinner, or just hanging out together, my time with the neuro-rehab clients is always special to me. They are the most amazing people I have ever met. They inspire me each day and I’m so grateful for them allowing us to be part of their journey at Origami.
Tammy, Volunteer