17 people are interested
Become an Aphasia Awareness Advocate Virtually
17 people are interested
More than 2 million Americans live with aphasia, a communication disorder that impairs the ability to process language.
Head trauma, stroke, and dementia are some but not all causes of this type of brain injury. People with aphasia may have problems saying words the right way, thinking of the words to say, or understanding conversations and written instructions. Approximately 80% of the population is unaware of the condition.
The Houston Aphasia Recovery Center (HARC) provides a communication skills program, education, advocacy, resources, and research for people with aphasia, their caregivers, and the greater Houston community. HARC creates a safe haven where participants engage in supported communication, therapeutic socialization, recreation, and camaraderie to fully participate in life.
We are looking for highly encouraged, energetic individuals ready to make the best of their own set of skills and abilities to help our community and find purpose.
As a volunteer, you will have the opportunity to:
- Use your skills and talents to help individuals with aphasia
- Help build community and a safe space for individuals with aphasia and spread aphasia awareness anywhere you go.
- Get trained in Supported Conversation for Adults with Aphasia (SCA(tm))
- Co-lead groups and create content for programs that will encourage communication, socialization, and camaraderie.
- Have continuous support and open communication with our volunteer coordinator.
Our virtual program schedule is:
If you don't have availability during these hours, don't worry, there's still an opportunity for you to learn, make a difference in the community, find your purpose and get encouraged by the everyday positive energy of our participants.
We are so thrilled to meet you!
Don't hesitate to e-mail the contact below for more information.
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About Houston Aphasia Recovery Center (HARC)
5005 Woodway Drive, Suite 110, HOUSTON, TX 77056, US
Mission The Houston Aphasia Recovery Center (HARC) provides a wellness program, education, advocacy and resources for people with aphasia, their caregivers, and the greater Houston medical community, creating a safe haven where participants come for therapeutic socialization and long-term recovery. Vision The Houston Aphasia Recovery Center (HARC) is the premier resource in Houston for those whose lives are affected by aphasia and for the medical community. Participants and caregivers come to HARC for supported communication, recreation, and camaraderie to fully participate in life. At HARC we dedicate ourselves to generating awareness and support, facilitating research, and fostering wellness and recovery in a life-affirming environment.
Through supported communication programs our volunteers assist HARC in providing wellness programs, advocacy and resources for people with Aphasia (loss of language due to a stroke or brain injury), their caregivers and the Greater Houston Medical Community.
This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.
August 20, 2021
- Literacy / Reading
- Administrative Support
- Project Management
- Speech-Language Pathology
- Our volunteer training program ensures that all volunteers are sufficiently trained on how to use the techniques of Supported Communication. Because HARC is primarily supported by volunteers, there are many levels for participation. Some require more