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Date Listed 20-Oct-16
Address St. John's, NL A1B5C8
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The Neuropsychiatric Patients’ Association of Newfoundland and Labrador is a non-profit organization that has weekly neurocognitive neurorehabilitation sessions for patients with brain injuries of any nature (i.e. Autism, Huntington's, Stroke, Parkinson's, Multiple Sclerosis, Epilepsy/Seizures and many others).

The NPA is looking to recruit members of the community with creative minds (such as artists/recreational therapists/musicians, etc.) and skills that would aid in the implementation of various rehabilitative activities (crafts/games/music) with patients. Most, if not all, neurocognitive rehabilitation activities involve learning a new skill and frequently entail using the hands and the brain simultaneously. Some examples include:

• Music
o piano
o guitar
o drumming
o etc.

• Games of Strategy (not luck)
o chess
o go (ancient Japanese game)

• Language
o French
o Spanish
o etc.

• Arts and Crafts
o painting
o drawing
o embroidery
o scrapbooking
o woodwork
o engraving
o model building
o model cars
o cross-stitching
o rug hooking
o knitting
o sewing
o origami
o quilling
o pottery
o ceramics

• Other
o genealogy research
o cooking/baking
o making fishing nets
o DIY home repair
o first aid
o small engine repair
o dog grooming
o computers (e.g. learning how to use a particular program)
o American Sign Language

• Outdoor
o bonsai (outdoor or indoor)
o gardening
o birdfeeding/watching
o photography

Confidentiality is of the utmost importance. Police record check and vulnerable sector check may be required, due to the vulnerable nature of the population being served. Volunteers must possess a sense of patience, understanding and must be professional at all times. Training or experience preferred.

For further information email npanl@live.com or call/text (709) 740-4794.
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