Support Individuals with Disabilities through Communication Technology!
Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) devices allow individuals who have difficulty using speech to share their needs and wants, and participate in making decisions which will affect their life. The AAC Support Volunteer will assist nonverbal or partially verbal individuals with customization of communication systems, ranging from non-tech to high-tech systems to help children and adults with disabilities maximize their communication capabilities - promoting independence and confidence in communicating with others.
- Design and implement customized changes to the communication system
- Identify and report functional or content issues
- Attend occasional clinical appointments in order to collect feedback
Volunteers will gain experience with programming speech generating devices and developing non-technical communication boards for specific individuals with communication needs. Volunteers will also gain experience in project management and support individuals using AAC to achieve community inclusion through successful communication methods. Individuals interested in speech-language pathology, or in working with individuals with disabilities will gain valuable experience and familiarity with AAC devices.
We ask that volunteers commit to at least 3 months of volunteering, for up to 10 hours a week.
PROVAIL is a non-profit organization whose mission is to support people with disabilities to fulfill their life choices. Our programs meet critical needs and address gaps in services for the disability community, building a collaborative network to create a person-centered holistic approach. We provide services for children, youth, and adults with a broad range of disabilities.
We'll work with your schedule.
12550 Aurora Ave NSeattle, WA 98133
- Basic Computer Skills
- Information Architecture
- Speech-Language Pathology
- Background Check
- Orientation or Training
- 3 month commitment, up to 10 hours a week