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Aphasia Connect Volunteer


  • Virtual Opportunity
  • WHEN
    Ongoing

COVID-19 notes:

  • We have relaxed criteria for posting volunteer opportunities due to the urgent need for COVID-19 Response. Volunteers are responsible for confirming the legitimacy of the group or organization(s) they are working with. Never hand over money or confidential information to groups looking for volunteers.
  • Please confirm that the organization you want to volunteer with can ensure your safety.

DESCRIPTION

The Aphasia Connect Volunteer facilitates online discussions and conversations between clients by learning and applying virtual supportive communication strategies. Volunteers participate in collaboration with a MODC/After Stroke staff member. Commitment is 1-2 hours per week.

Tasks:

● Participate in the Aphasia Connect virtual group on a weekly basis.
● Assist the MODC/After Stroke staff member by welcoming clients and co-hosting large-group discussions.
● Using a variety of virtual supportive communication strategies, independently facilitate and encourage enjoyable social interactions between clients in break-out sessions.
● Enable clients to take part in social conversations by being observant of those needing more communication support.
● Participate in pre/post session meetings as well as de-brief meetings (as scheduled) with a MODC/After Stroke staff member.
● Prepare and share resources for the group, as directed by staff.
● Be aware of the boundaries of your role and use supervision to clarify when uncertainties arise.

Requirements:

• Comfortable using the features of a virtual meeting platform or willing to learn
• Access to a device with webcam and microphone, and a stable internet connection
• Ability to take initiative
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills
• Empathetic and patient
• Respectful, polite, helpful

Benefits:

• Become a proficient user of virtual supportive communication strategies.
• Develop/enhance leadership and group facilitation skills.
• Help individuals with aphasia and acquired communication disabilities combat negative social impacts of a communication disability such as depression, social isolation, reduced participation in activities and loss of friendships.
• Participate in online webinars on a variety of topics.
• Make a difference from the comfort and safety of your home.
• Participate as a valued volunteer of March of Dimes Canada.

Who You'll be Assisting

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March of Dimes Canada

March of Dimes Canada is a community-based rehabilitation and advocacy charity for people with physical disabilities.


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Who You'll be Assisting

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March of Dimes Canada

March of Dimes Canada is a community-based rehabilitation and advocacy charity for people with physical disabilities.