Communication Facilitators/Group Conversation Volunteers

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

Position ID: V-PET0330
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2022
Last Full Update: 18 Oct 2019

Opportunity Details: Communication Facilitators/Group Conversation Volunteers

Contact Maryam Iqbal, Aphasia and Communication Disabilities Program Volunteer Coordinator, March of Dimes Canada; Phone: Toll Free (Business) 1-800-567-0315 ext 6266; Email:
Duties Compassionate 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.
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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.
Ages 18 year(s) and up
Suitable for Highschool Credit Hours No
Areas of Interest Friend / Penpal ; Social Interaction ; Support Group Facilitation
Skills/Experience Communication & 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 Hours 3 / Week
Location Northminster United Church, 300 Sunset Boulevard Peterborough, ON K9H 5L3
Number of Positions Peterborough: 5 individual(s) 
5 individual(s) needed in total.
Training Training 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.
Police Check Required

Agency Details: March of Dimes Canada, Peterborough, Aphasia and Communication Disabilities Program, Peterborough

Office Phone 289-380-0685
Toll Free Phone 1-800-567-0315, ext 6272
Address & Map
Northminster United Church, 300 Sunset Blvd
Peterborough, ON
Canada K9H 5L3
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Mailing Address c/o Aphasia and Communication Disabilities Program, March of Dimes Canada, 13311 Yonge St 
Suite 202 
Richmond Hill, ON 
Canada L4E 3L6