Communication Program Volunteer
Volunteer Toronto
Vaughan, Maple, Stouffville, Whitby, Newmarket, Ontario
4d ago

Description & Details

Aphasia is an impairment of language, affecting the production or comprehension of speech and the ability to read or write.

Aphasia might affect a person’s ability to find the words to tell you a story, for example, that his or her daughter just had a baby, but it doesn’t affect the desire to share that joyful moment.

The Communication Program Volunteer helps client engage in conversations on topics of mutual interest and themed-activities, which helps increase their self-confidence, independence and improve quality of life.

All volunteer duties are performed with training, guidance and support from Speech-Language Pathologists and Communicative Disorders Assistants.

Skills Needed :

  • Reliable (required)
  • Empathetic and patient (required)
  • Respectful, polite, helpful (required)
  • Creative skills (preferred)
  • Able to travel to a program site on the same day and time every week (required)
  • Benefits :

  • Receive thorough training and gain hands-on experience in using supportive communication strategies
  • Participate in regular training workshops on a variety of topics
  • Skill development : leadership, decision-making, self-confidence, patience and creative communication skills
  • Chat, smile and laugh in a safe and supportive environment
  • Participate as a valued volunteer of March of Dimes Canada
  • Commitment : 3-4 hours per week for a minimum of 4 months.

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