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For information on helping BIAV provide critical services to people in need

Any of us…each of us…all of us

Making a difference in the lives of others is a gift that gives twice…to you and to someone who needs help. There are opportunities throughout the year to make a difference in the lives of people with brain injury and BIAV can help you put your gift to good use.

If you look at the tabs below, we have provided specific information on volunteer, membership, and donation and sponsorship opportunities. If you can’t find what you’re looking for here, please contact our office at 804-355-5748 for more information.

Camp Bruce McCoy counselors


As a Brain Injury Association of Virginia volunteer you can make a real difference in the lives of brain injury survivors in your community. It only takes a little time to do a lot of good- discover how you can get involved below.

Not sure which program or event is a good fit for your unique strengths? Contact us  at for more information.

Current Needs

  • Event Staff

We are looking for volunteers to help with rest stops at the Richmond Area Bicycle Association’s annual Heart of Virginia Bike Festival. The event will take place September 15th in Hanover County.

Rest stop volunteers will hand out snacks and beverages to the riders as they are making their way through the race. There are 4 rest stops that need to be manned, and you will only be responsible for a 3-hour shift during the race time between 7:00am – 3:00pm. For more information email us at

  • Personal Stories

We need individuals who are willing to share their stories of help, hope and healing with our website community. Guidelines for story submission . Submissions will be reviewed for appropriateness. If you have question, or want more information, contact us at

  • Be a Board Member

Have you ever thought about offering your skills, knowledge and contacts as a board member for BIAV? We are always looking for good candidates; here’s our most recent recruitment letter. Contact if you want to know more.

Want to get involved but can’t make any of these opportunities? Consider hosting a fundraiser or supplies drive for BIAV. Email for more information.

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Your gift means we can provide help, hope and healing to brain injury survivors and their families. Together we can improve treatment, provide support and increase access to services for all Virginians touched by brain injury. Thank you for your support.

Ways to Give
Make a One-Time Donation

Your tax-deductible gift funds support groups, Camp Bruce McCoy, advocacy, educational opportunities and more. Importantly, your gift would mean so much to someone navigating their community after they or their loved one survived a life-altering brain injury. Please donate today.

Make a Recurring Monthly Donation

Stretch the impact of your gift by setting up a recurring monthly donation. Each month your credit card will automatically be charged the amount that you set. Please email at any time to cancel your subscription.

Planned Giving

With a planned gift to the Brain Injury Association of Virginia you will help those touched by brain injury- for now and for years to come. For more information on how you can combine your desire to give with your estate planning goals, please contact Anne McDonnell at 804-355-5748 or


Community Partnerships

BIAV’s network of community partners come in many shapes and sizes but all share a desire to improve the lives of people with brain injury. By sponsoring a Brain Injury Association of Virginia program or event, your business can make a difference in the lives of the more than 150,000 people who turn to BIAV each year for support. For information on sponsorship opportunities and benefits, please email

Non-Cash Gifts

The Brain Injury Association of Virginia welcomes non-cash gifts, such as stock, and gifts in-kind. We also welcome gift certificates for restaurants, stores or experiences that we can use for raffle items at our fundraising events. Please email for more information.


Curious about how your donation will impact the brain injury community? Please read our 2017 Annual Report.

Become a Member

By becoming a member of BIAV, you provide help, hope, and healing to ANYONE who contacts us and show that you care about those who have sustained a brain injury, you care about supporting their families during difficult times, and you care about educating others on brain injury treatment and prevention.

Join BIAV because:

  • You appreciate what we do.
  • You’re glad we’re speaking out on your behalf.
  • You’re a part of this community.
  • You dream of cures, of brain injuries that can be prevented in the first place, and of a world where those living with brain injury can live the best life possible.

  • Find a Community Resource

    Find a Community Resource

    You can search our database of local resouces online right here on our site. Just type in your zipcode or address and then click the "Search" button.

  • brain injury Personal Stories
    May 3, 2018

    Jay’s Story

  • Events
    Sep 4

    Call for Presenters – Annual Conference

    We are searching for our next set of inspiring presenters for our 2019 Annual Conference! If you or someone you know has research, programs, or a story to tell to the brain injury community, we encourage you to apply online. Details are available here:     

  • Sep 17

    Annual Caregiver Forum November 3, 2018.

    Registration is open for our 2018 Annual Caregiver Forum.  Join us on November 3, 2018 at the Double Tree by Hilton in Charlottesville VA. Register today! A limited number of scholarships for travel expenses or overnight accommodations are available. Please complete your registration and choose the appropriate scholarship you are interested in and we will follow… Read more »

  • Oct 1

    Caregiving Following Traumatic Brain Injury

    Read our most recent blog post “ Caregiving Following Traumatic Brain Injury ” written by Brynn Morales.  Brynn Morales is a junior honors student in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at James Madison University. She is a research assistant in the Clinical Research in Neurogenic Communications Disorders lab. Her interest in studying traumatic brain… Read more »

  • Nov 7

    Upcoming Webinar

    Special Needs Trust, Long Term Planning for Caregivers & Families   Presented by Jeff Hammer, Northwestern Mutual November 7, 2018 at Noon.    What? Join us and our guest speaker to learn how you can plan and save for your love one with a disability and your family. The objectives of this webinar are to learn… Read more »

Resource Request Form

BIAV has a vast library of information on brain injury, its resulting consequences, and a variety of related topics. To request more information from BIAV, complete our Resource Request Form or contact us at 1-800-444-6443 or 804-355-5748.

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