Communication Program Leader Volunteer

(March of Dimes Canada, Aphasia and Communication Disabilities Program)

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Position ID: V-OSH0087 Last Modified: 04 Feb 2019 Last Full Update: 04 Feb 2019
Opportunity Details
ContactMaryam Iqbal, ACDP Volunteer Coordinator, March of Dimes Canada; Phone: 1-800-567-0315 ext 6266 * 647-223-4960; Email:
DutiesFacilitate small group discussions with adults who have difficulty speaking, reading, listening or writing as a result of stroke, brain injury or brain illness * fun activities and conversation with the goal of them practicing communication in a safe and supportive environment
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BenefitsOpportunities to participate in interesting conversations and activities in a safe and supportive environment * participate in regular training workshops creative ways to communicate and other related topics * fun and engaging experience 
Gain 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 * a fun and engaging experience for volunteers
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 PositionsDurham Region ; Whitby 
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 01 Sep 2018
Agency Details
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Organization NameMarch of Dimes Canada, Aphasia and Communication Disabilities Program
Office Phone905-773-7758 ext 6272
Toll Free Phone1-800-567-0315 ext 6272
Address & Map
13311 Yonge St, Ste 202
Richmond Hill, ON L4E 3L6
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