Communication Program Volunteer

(March of Dimes Canada [Durham Region location], Aphasia and Communication Disabilities Program)

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Position ID: V-OSH0087 Last Modified: 05 Mar 2020 Last Full Update: 05 Mar 2020
Opportunity Details
ContactMaryam Iqbal, ACDP Volunteer Coordinator, March of Dimes Canada; Phone: 1-800-567-0315 ext 6266 * 647-223-4960; Email:
DutiesThe Communication Program Volunteer assists adults with aphasia and acquired communication disabilities in a group setting, by learning and applying supportive communication techniques * with guidance and support from Speech-Language Pathologists and Communicative Disorders Assistants, volunteers provide clients with opportunities to engage in conversation and increase life participation
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BenefitsGain hands on experience with adults with aphasia and acquired communication disabilities * become proficient in the use of supportive communication strategies * receive training in a variety of communications related topics * gain hands-on experience developing augmentative communication aids * develop leadership, patience, decision-making and creative communication skills *  
help evaluate and shape the community program
ClientsAdults with Aphasia and Acquired Communication Disabilities * March of Dimes Canada Aphasia and Communication Disabilities Program
Ages18 year(s) and up
Suitable for OSSDNo
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Post-secondary students ; Men ; Women ; Couples ; Workplaces / Corporate Groups
Areas of InterestSocial Interaction ; Speech & Hearing Support ; Support Group Facilitation
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Counseling & Support ; Creativity ; Customer Service ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Leadership ; Listening Skills ; Patience ; Planning & Organizing ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; Team Work - comfortable interacting in group setting
Commitment LengthMedium Term (4 months to 1 year)
Interaction LevelOne-on-one ; Small Group ; Large Group
Minimum Hours4 / Week
Dates and TimesMonday: Morning (9 am-12:30 pm) 
Friday: Morning, Afternoon (9 am-12:30 pm * 12:30 pm-4 pm)
SeasonsYear Round
AccessibilityFully Accessible ; Designated parking at entrance ; Wheelchair accessible automatic main entrance ; Easy access to elevator ; Barrier-free washroom including door and stall ; Dedicated accessible washroom with all features ; Wheelchair accessible washroom, assistance needed with door
LocationWestminister United Church, 1850 Rossland Rd. E., Whitby, ON, L1N 3P2
Number of PositionsWhitby 
10 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingOrientation ; Training on the job ; Training on-going
TransportationNear public transit - DRT Bus # 409
CostReimbursed for Vulnerable Sector Screening
Police CheckRequired
Start DateOn or after 06 Jan 2020
Agency Details
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Organization NameMarch of Dimes Canada [Durham Region location], Aphasia and Communication Disabilities Program
Office PhoneOffice: 905-773-7758 ext 6272
Toll Free Phone1-800-567-0315 ext 6272
Address & Map
13311 Yonge St
Ste 202
Richmond Hill, ON
Canada L4E 3L6
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