"Life History Communication Book" Developers
(March of Dimes Canada, Richmond Hill, Yonge Street, York-Durham Aphasia Centre)

Position ID: 498 Last Modified: 31 Aug 2013 Last Full Update: 31 Aug 2013
Opportunity Details
ContactMaryam Iqbal, YDAC Volunteer Coordinator, March of Dimes Canada; Phone: 905-773-7758 ext 6266 * 1-800-567-0315 ext 6266; Fax: 905-773-3746; Email: miqbal@marchofdimes.ca
DutiesWould you like to assist our clients to share and write their life stories as part of their rehabilitation from a stroke, brain injury, or brain illness?
Dates and TimesMonday: Morning, Afternoon 
Tuesday: Morning, Afternoon 
Wednesday: Morning, Afternoon 
Thursday: Morning, Afternoon 
Friday: Morning, Afternoon 
We also offer his role off-site (work from home) after the volunteer has had some experience in our program.
SeasonsYear Round
LocationStouffville, Newmarket, Vaughan, Maple
AccessibilityFully Accessible
Number of PositionsMaple: 5 individual(s) ; Newmarket: 5 individual(s) ; Vaughan: 5 individual(s) ; Whitchurch-Stouffville: 5 individual(s) 
20 individual(s) needed in total.
Ages18 year(s) and up
Suitable for OSSDNo
Minimum Hours4 / Week
Commitment LengthLong Term (Minimum of 6 months) - minimum 6 months
TrainingTraining is required - Opportunities for training through workshops ; Training is required - The York-Durham Aphasia Center provides volunteers with orientation, on-the-job training, regular training workshops as well as additional opportunities to learn and grow.  
Interaction LevelOne-on-One with adults with aphasia, Groups of 3-5 clients and volunteers
CostFree. We provide reimbursement for Vulnerable Sector Screening.
Police CheckRequired
Volunteer CategoriesEmotional Support ; General Help (Developmental/Mental/Physical Disabilities) ; General Help (Education) ; General Help (Health) ; Interviewer ; Literacy ; Office Help ; Outreach/Education ; Program Administrator/Assistant ; Recreation/Leisure/Sports Program ; Secretary ; Special Steps Program ; Teaching Assistant ; Tutor with Adults ; Work with Special Needs/Disabled ; Writer
Skills/ExperienceGood communication skills  
Out-going personality  
Ability to take Initiative  
Experience with people who have communication difficulties is preferred although not required. Experience in interviewing is an asset.  
Volunteers must have a sincere interest in people, an ability to learn and a commitment to training.
Agency Details
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Organization NameMarch of Dimes Canada, Richmond Hill, Yonge Street, York-Durham Aphasia Centre
Office Phone905-773-7758 EXT 6216
Toll Free Phone1-800-567-0315
Address & Map
13311 Yonge St, Ste 202
Richmond Hill, ON L4E 3L6
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