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- What health and safety protocols, including any COVID-19 related protocols, are put in place to protect volunteers?
- How will I receive training for this volunteer role?
- Who will be my direct supervisor? Who can I contact if I have questions or concerns and my supervisor is unavailable?
Disclaimer: External organizations listed on this site are not always affiliated with Mohawk College. Volunteers should visit community organization websites to learn more about them. Volunteers should never send money or banking information to these organizations.
The Hamilton Brain Injury Association (HBIA) is a registered non-profit organization that exists with a mission to ensure the quality of life for survivors of acquired brain injury and their loved ones through support, education and advocacy. HBIA’s goal is to provide survivors of acquired brain injury and their families access to support services that help foster a sense of hope, respect, trust, friendship, dignity, and compassion.
June is Brain Injury Awareness Month. For over a decade, the Hamilton Brain Injury Association has held a 1-mile walk to raise awareness of acquired brain injury as well as much needed funds for our organization. On Saturday, June 18th we will hold our Annual 5K By the Bay at Pier 4 in Hamilton. The day promises to be exciting, empowering, and fun for all. We encourage anyone interested in participating in our 5K, 1K walk a Mile in My Shoes or the Blake Heys Memorial 1K Kid’s Fun Run to visit www.hbia.ca for additional information.
At this time, the Hamilton Brain Injury Association is looking for volunteers for our Annual 5K By the Bay that will take place on Saturday, June 18th, 2022. We are committed to making the event a success, but cannot do it without committed volunteers like you! The event requires volunteers for the following opportunities:
- Race Marshals – Race marshals will be involved in ensuring that all racers are aware of the course route, and will ensure that aide is called if there is a medical emergency on the race route. You will be part Marshall and part cheerleader for the racers. This volunteer opportunity is perfect for those that are interested in running or have experience in the race circuit, but even if you have no experience, you will be trained the day of the event.
- Child Entertainment – Volunteers in this group will be involved in engaging children in the events during the day. If you have an artistic flare and enjoy working with children this opportunity is for you!
- General Entertainment – The day will include a BBQ and prizes, but in between events we encourage music and entertainment. If you have a flare for music (DJ, Band, etc.) this could be a great opportunity for exposure in support of a great cause!
- Set Up or Take Down – If you are interested in volunteering but are not sure how, there are always opportunities in setting up the event or breaking down the event at the end of the day. If you are an organized, dedicated and enthusiastic individual, this could be the right placement for you!
- Miscellaneous - Other opportunities include: helping with the BBQ and food distribution, Prize set up and organization, donation monitoring, or registration.
Saturday June 18th, various shifts available
If interested, please contact Katie George at