Join our Team of Volunteers

Various positions

Email us with your name, contact information, and area of interest to join our vibrant team of volunteers with and without brain injury!

Brain Injury Connections Northwest is all about people and service, and our volunteers come from all different backgrounds to serve our community together.

Six BIRRDsong volunteers sit by a table during a meeting and smile for the camera.

Volunteer meeting, July 2012: Cheryl Green, Board; Devon Roulette, PSU student; Deni Davis, PSU student; Fern Wilgus, Board Advisor; Marianna Cavallin, PSU Student; Lindsay Yard, Pacific University student

Volunteer with the Social Committee!

Are you a fun, creative, innovative person who likes planning events? Do you like to go bowling, drink coffee, go to the zoo, hang out, pick berries, and go to comedy clubs? If that sounds like you, the social committee would love your help!

We’re for folks who can devote 2 hours a month to help us plan new events and carry out our current events.  If you have minimal experience – that’s fine! You’ll be joining a friendly group of people who have been doing these events for 2 years.

Please send an email to info@bic-nw.org if you are interested.

Peer Support Volunteer Opportunities

Lead or help with a Support Group Meeting

We facilitate our own meetings when each person is ready. If you are interested in leading a meeting or suggesting a topic, please contact us!

You can also help us set or clean up. Arrive for 15 minutes before Support Group Meetings (which can be found on our calendar). We all pitch in at the close of the meeting to clean up.

Board and Committee Opportunities

Board of Directors

We have a very active board of directors comprised of brain injury survivors, family members and professionals from the community. Please email us if you are interested in joining the board, or have any questions.


We have various committees and teams that can also use your help, enthusiasm, and expertise! Some examples include Programs, Financial, Fundraising and Education Committees. Please email us if you are interested in joining a committee, or have any questions.

Outreach Opportunities

We offer talks for the community.  Join us in speaking with community groups, schools, and local professionals about brain injury, safety and prevention, life changes, and strategies for success. Our goal is to raise awareness, share our unique perspectives, and encourage others in the community to share their stories and questions about acquired brain injury with us.

Board of Directors

President: Laurel Kirby
Vice-president: Fern Wilgus
Secretary: Susan Coombes
Treasurer: John McCarthy
Fernando Carrillo
Marta Guembes
Hannu Laukkanen
Felipe Soriano

Support Group Facilitators

BIRRDsong Peer Support Group: Brian Liebenstein and Jeff Black
Friends and Family Support Group: Faith Walmer
Puertas de Esperanza: Marta Guembes

Current Volunteers

Speakers Panel: Fern Wilgus, Brian Liebenstein, Jeff Black
Outreach: Fern Wilgus and Faith Walmer
Social Committee: Faith Walmer, Had Walmer, Rik Lemoncello, Annie Steiner

Past Volunteers

Raejean Rosatto: Advisor
Marih Alyn-Claire: Founder, Advisor
Jessican Hansen: Outreach
Lisa DiGiannantonio: Grant funding research
Katie Loebner: Planning
Doug Wingate: Meeting setup
Erin Robling: Fundraising
Lindsay Yard: Website maintenance
Ben Latterll: Computer set-up and Hardware support
Trevor Lee: IT support
Bob Wilson: Web development, Computer builder
Laurel Kirby: Information and Resources
Marianna Cavallin: Information and Resources
Devon Roulette: Information and Resources
Deni Davis: Information and Resources