Communication Program Volunteer

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

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Position ID: V-OSH1210
Last Modified: 05 Jul 2022
Last Full Update: 05 Jul 2022

Opportunity Details: Communication Program Volunteer

Contact Erica Mugan, Volunteer Coordinator, March of Dimes Canada; Phone: 289-356-6738 * 1-800-263-3463 ext 7758; Email:
Duties Facilitate small group discussions with adults with Aphasia and acquired communication disabilities who have difficulty speaking, reading, listening or writing as a result of stroke, brain injury or brain illness 
Learn and apply supportive communication techniques * with guidance and support from Speech-Language Pathologists and Communicative Disorders Assistants, volunteers provide clients with opportunities to engage in conversation of mutual interest and themed activites that may increase participation and enjoyment
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Benefits A unique and engaging experience * opportunity to participate in interesting conversations and activities in a safe and supportive environment * training in creative methods of communication and a variety of related topics * Speech-Language Pathologist supervision
Clients Adults with aphasia and related, acquired communication disabilities
Ages 18 year(s) and up
Suitable for Highschool Credit Hours No
Suitable For Adults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Post-secondary students ; Men ; Women ; Newcomers / English as a second language ; Workplaces / Corporate Groups
Areas of Interest Special Needs / Differently Abled ; Speech & Hearing Support ; Support Group Facilitation
Skills/Experience Communication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Creativity ; Customer Service ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Leadership ; Listening Skills ; Patience ; Planning & Organizing ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Team Work
Commitment Length Long Term
Interaction Level Small Group ; Large Group
Minimum Hours 3 / Week
Dates and Times Monday: Morning, Afternoon 
Friday: Morning, Afternoon
Seasons Year Round
Accessibility Fully Accessible
Location Westminster United Church, 1850 Rossland Rd E, Whitby
Number of Positions Whitby 
10 individual(s) needed in total.
Training Orientation ; Training is provided ; Training on-going
Transportation Near public transit
Cost Cost of the Vulnerable Sector Screening check * cost is reimbursed by the organization once the applicant starts volunteering
Police Check Required

Agency Details: March of Dimes Canada [Durham Region location], Aphasia and Communication Disabilities Program - Durham, Aphasia and Communication Disabilities Program

Office Phone 905-773-7758 ext 6272
Toll Free Phone 1-800-567-0315 ext 6272
Fax 905-773-3746
Address & Map
Westminster United Church
1850 Rossland Rd
Whitby, ON
Canada L1N 3P2
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Mailing Address 13311 Yonge St 
Ste 202 
Richmond Hill, ON 
Canada L4E 3L6

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