What do volunteers do?
Working with groups of 4 – 6 people with aphasia, volunteers enable members to interact, engage, challenge and develop amazing conversations. Always working in partnership with another co-facilitator, your role is to provide communication techniques specific to the members with aphasia, while also taking part in the conversation. This is an integral position in our program and a great starting place for new volunteers.
Other volunteer opportunities include:
Painting/Creative Program Assistant; Fitness Assistant; Book Group Co-facilitator; New Beginnings Program Facilitators; One-to-One Computer Facilitator; Outreach Home-Visit Communication Facilitators.
Virtually on Zoom:
One-to-one Outreach, Virtual Travel, Meditation & Relaxation, Book Group, Toastmasters, Karaoke, Sports Discussion, Current Events and Music Discussion. In-Person Programming at our Centre: Conversation Groups, Painting, New Beginnings
COVID-19 Vaccination Policy
The Aphasia Institute’s priority is to ensure health and safety in the workplace by requiring all agency personnel to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19; by personnel, we mean Staff, Volunteers and Students.
This means that all current and new volunteers will be required to provide proof of vaccination from COVID-19, or provide a certificate of medical exemption.
There are also positions available in the areas of research, administration, fundraising, and governance.
Every day is a ‘learning day.’ This is a volunteer experience that challenges me to explore new knowledge about communication, conversation and language.Myriam Shechter, Conversation Facilitator, 10 years.