The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
We are looking for people who would be willing to meet approximately once a week with a person with aphasia. Your role as a communication partner would be to assist people with aphasia to engage in social activities and help showcase their strengths.
The idea behind this program is that these will turn into long-term, meaningful relationships. We are looking for people who have a long term interest in assisting people with communication difficulties. Reimbursement for costs associated with activities is possible.
There is no set location for this opportunity. Once matched with a participant, the time and place of meeting every week can be arranged by the volunteer and participant!