Communication Facilitators/Group Conversation Volunteers

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

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Position ID: V-PET0330 Last Modified: 18 Oct 2019 Last Full Update: 18 Oct 2019
Opportunity Details
ContactMaryam Iqbal, Aphasia and Communication Disabilities Program Volunteer Coordinator, March of Dimes Canada; Phone: Toll Free (Business) 1-800-567-0315 ext 6266; Email:
DutiesCompassionate adults needed for group consultations  
* Do you have a few hours a week to have meaningful conversations in a fun, lively atmosphere?  
* Volunteers provide support to adults with communication difficulties by participating in group conversation sessions about current events, music, food, art and much more.
More Info
Benefits* A unique and rewarding experience  
* Opportunity to chat, smile and laugh  
* A chance to meet new and diverse friends  
* Regular training workshops on a variety of topics  
* Reference Letters
Clients* This community agency specializes in group programs for adults with aphasia and other communication disabilities due to stroke, brain injury or brain illness.  
* Our clients experience difficulties in the areas of speaking, understanding, reading, and writing.
Ages18 year(s) and up
Suitable for OSSDNo
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Post-secondary students ; Persons with a hearing impairment ; Persons with a physical disability ; Persons with a visual impairment ; Men ; Women ; Individuals
Areas of InterestFriend / Penpal ; Social Interaction ; Support Group Facilitation
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Listening Skills ; * Comfortable with group interaction. 
* Interest in having conversations over a wide range of topics. 
* A willingness to learn and share.
Interaction Level* Mostly group interaction occur with 3-5 adults 
* One-on-one interaction possible.
Minimum Hours3 / Week
Dates and TimesThursday: Morning, Afternoon (9 am - 12:30 pm and 1 pm - 3:30 pm)
LocationNorthminster United Church, 300 Sunset Boulevard Peterborough, ON K9H 5L3
Number of PositionsPeterborough: 5 individual(s) 
5 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingTraining is provided ; Two sessions of training provided per year. Shadowing trainee for first 4-6 weeks. Therapists are on hand at all times to provide support and assistance as required.
Cost* No cost to the volunteer. 
* Cost of Vulnerable Sector Screening is reimbursed.
Police CheckRequired
Agency Details
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Organization NameMarch of Dimes Canada, Peterborough, Aphasia and Communication Disabilities Program
Office Phone289-380-0685
Toll Free Phone1-800-567-0315 x 6272
Address & Map
Northminster United Church
300 Sunset Blvd
Peterborough, ON K9H 5L3
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Mailing Addressc/o Aphasia and Communication Disabilities Program 
March of Dimes Canada 
13311 Yonge St, Suite 202 
Richmond Hill, ON L4E 3L6