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VOLUNTEERS

VOLUNTEERS

OVERVIEW

The Adler Aphasia Center is delighted that you wish to share your time, talents and energy to help our members with aphasia. Our volunteers show patience, the desire to work with people, the desire to make a difference and are available a minimum of 1 hour per week. Volunteers play a vital role in the success of our programs.  On-site volunteer opportunities are available Monday – Thursday from 10am to 2:30pm. A list of some of our volunteer positions are posted below. For more information, please contact Stephanie Sigelkow, Volunteer Coach, at ssigelkow@adleraphasiacenter.org.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES INCLUDE:

COMMUNICATION PARTNER

Communication Partners work one-on-one with Center members, or in groups to assist group leaders and members in a wide variety of activities designed to enhance the communication skills and psycho-social well-being of our members, including computers and technology, Something Special (jewelry and gift making), art, cooking, games and more.

CAFÉ FRIEND

Volunteers visit our café during the morning and lunch hours to converse with members. Volunteers in this area may also be asked to assist members with getting coffee, water, and snacks, as needed.

SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS

We need volunteers to assist or lead special interest groups such as art, cards & games, or yoga and other forms of exercise. We are interested in hearing other ideas that volunteers have to offer. This volunteer role is based on the interest of our members.

RECEPTIONIST

Greets Center members and guests and assist the Center’s Administrative Coordinator with light administrative tasks.

SOMETHING SPECIAL

Volunteers assist our members with aphasia as they make unique hand-crafted gift items in our member-run store. Jewelry and other gift items are sold and proceeds from sales are used to fund scholarships for people with aphasia to attend our programs.

ENTERTAINMENT

Volunteers share talents at one of our many special occasions. Our members enjoy a wide array of activities (choral groups, dancers, actors, visual artists, musicians, magicians, etc.) Contact the volunteer coach to find out about our next event.