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Northern Interior of B.C. Stroke Recovery are looking for volunteers

VOLUNTEER POSITION: COMMUNICATION GROUP FACILITATOR

for people with aphasia

Do you have a background in Speech-Language Pathology, Linguistics, teaching, or supporting people with communication challenges – or a desire to get (back) into that field?

Are you looking for an opportunity to stay involved with the field, and/or to practice your skills?

The Prince George Stroke Recovery Program will be starting a Supported Conversation Group for people with aphasia, that runs virtually every Thursday, 12.00 – 1.00 pm. We are looking for a skilled volunteer who can commit for at least 6 months – 1 year to support this program. We will equip you with many training resources, including training and support from our experienced Coordinator. Your role initially is to key word, as a support for the participants, and later to (co-) facilitate a conversation group for people with aphasia.

This volunteer position offers you great and high-quality training and coaching on the job, experience, and connections!

And more importantly; you really make a difference in the life of people who are living with aphasia.

DUTIES involve engaging participants in conversation by using communication strategies such as key wording.

WHY VOLUNTEER WITH US?

– Receive SLP-developed training and coaching

– Be a part of our close-knit and friendly group and meet people in your community

– Work directly with people with aphasia and make an immediate impact

– Excellent opportunity for build up your resume and develop your skills

– Gain knowledge in understanding the needs of people with aphasia

– Regularly scheduled weekly shift

QUALIFICATIONS: 

– Group facilitation experience (required)

– Experience working with people with communication challenges such as aphasia (preferred)

– Experience working with people with a disability and/or senior, or a desire to learn

– Friendly, warm, interested in talking with people

– Energetic, enthusiastic and encouraging

– Patient, kind and empathetic

– Team player

– Conscientious and reliable

– Accountable

Perfect for students, and other people who want to gain experience with the target group and build up a solid resume!

Also a great fit for a retired SLP, SLPA, teachers that want to contribute in a meaningful way.

HOW TO APPLY: 

Please email us your motivation, and for more information and an application form.

please contact:  Janneke Vissers, jvissers@marchofdimes.ca

VOLUNTEER POSITION: COMMUNICATION GROUP FACILITATOR

for people with aphasia

Do you have a background in Speech-Language Pathology, Linguistics, teaching, or supporting people with communication challenges – or a desire to get (back) into that field?

Are you looking for an opportunity to stay involved with the field, and/or to practice your skills?

 

The Prince George Stroke Recovery Program will be starting a Supported Conversation Group for people with aphasia, that runs virtually every Thursday, 12.00 – 1.00 pm. We are looking for a skilled volunteer who can commit for at least 6 months – 1 year to support this program. We will equip you with many training resources, including training and support from our experienced Coordinator. Your role initially is to key word, as a support for the participants, and later to (co-) facilitate a conversation group for people with aphasia.

 

This volunteer position offers you great and high-quality training and coaching on the job, experience, and connections!

 

And more importantly; you really make a difference in the life of people who are living with aphasia.

 

DUTIES involve engaging participants in conversation by using communication strategies such as key wording.

 

WHY VOLUNTEER WITH US?

– Receive SLP-developed training and coaching

– Be a part of our close-knit and friendly group and meet people in your community

– Work directly with people with aphasia and make an immediate impact

– Excellent opportunity for build up your resume and develop your skills

– Gain knowledge in understanding the needs of people with aphasia

– Regularly scheduled weekly shift

 

QUALIFICATIONS: 

– Group facilitation experience (required)

– Experience working with people with communication challenges such as aphasia (preferred)

– Experience working with people with a disability and/or senior, or a desire to learn

– Friendly, warm, interested in talking with people

– Energetic, enthusiastic and encouraging

– Patient, kind and empathetic

– Team player

– Conscientious and reliable

– Accountable

 

Perfect for students, and other people who want to gain experience with the target group and build up a solid resume!

Also a great fit for a retired SLP, SLPA, teachers that want to contribute in a meaningful way.

 

HOW TO APPLY: 

Please email us your motivation, and for more information and an application form.

 

please contact:  Janneke Vissers, jvissers@marchofdimes.ca

 

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RIGHTS OF VOLUNTEERS

  • To be treated as a co-worker
  • To be given a suitable assignment
  • To know as much about the organization as possible
  • To receive training for the position
  • To have regular evaluations of their performance
  • To be given sound guidance and direction
  • To be given opportunities for promotion and a variety of experience
  • To be heard and be recognized
  • To work in a healthy, safe and respectful environment

Did you know?

  • 44% of people age 15 and up in Canada volunteer 2 billion hours per year.
  • The highest rate of volunteering is those age 15-19 at 66% giving 110 hours/yr.
  • The most hours given is by those age 55+ contributing 39% of all volunteer hours at 200+ hours/yr.

*This is according to the latest Canada Survey on Giving, Volunteering & Participating conducted by Statistics Canada in 2013.