ACFC is a unique partnership between persons with aphasia, health care professionals, university students of various disciplines including speech & language, community volunteers, and family members . . . traveling the road to recovery together.
The success of ACFC depends heavily on volunteer support. The only requirement is that you be compassionate, caring, committed and willing to participate in an Aphasia Education & Training Program.
As you can see below, there are numerous opportunities to share your time and talents with the Aphasia Community Friendship Center:
- Supported Conversation Volunteers help facilitate & stimulate small group conversations for the purpose of strengthening verbal and non-verbal communication skills, enhancing listening skills, promoting self-confidence, and developing new friendships.
- Expressive Arts Volunteers assist the art therapist or music therapist in actively engaging ACFC participants in verbal and non-verbal expression through a variety of art and music experiences.
- Computer Lab Volunteers provide technical support, training, and encouragement to ACFC participants who want to improve their communication skills using computer technology and/or other communication devices.
- Leisure Activities Volunteers provide support to ACFC participants who enjoy less structured leisure activities (cards, board games, puzzles, etc.).
- Weekend Activities Volunteers provide companionship and assistance for ACFC participants and their families during scheduled weekend activities.
- Special Events Volunteers assist with special fund-raising activities, community aphasia awareness programs, Health Fairs, etc. Volunteers may occasionally be asked to represent ACFC at various community events.
- Office Assistance Volunteers assist ACFC staff with mail, filing, data collection, phone calls, and various other tasks ’as-needed’.
- Newsletter Volunteers assist the ACFC participants with their special interest publication In Our Words.
- ACFC Board Volunteers are occasionally recruited to serve on our Board of Directors. If this is your area of expertise and interest, please step forward
CONTACT Lynn Chenoweth, Executive Director, to express your volunteer interest.
or call 734-429-5679.