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g) Volunteering and Aphasia: A guide for organisations recruiting people with aphasia as volunteers

Advice, tips and guidance for organisations who want to tap into a valuable resource by recruiting people with aphasia (communication disability) as volunteers.

Volunteers with aphasia are a fantastic resource - many people with aphasia have so much to offer - talents, skills, experience, motivation, and time.

Volunteering is a way for people with aphasia to gain confidence, give something back and begin to re-engage with life again. Organisations nowadays are much more open to recruiting volunteers with disabilities but because very little is known about aphasia they are often not sure how to get started. This handy Ideas Guide gives organisations all they need to know about what to expect from volunteers with aphasia:

  • How to make your organisation accessible; exploring the issues; getting started.
  • Guidance about interviews and written information,
  • Managing people with aphasia in groups
  • Support and supervision; sustaining and developing roles; keeping motivated and being useful.
  • Written and developed with the help and real-life experiences of people with aphasia

For people with aphasia who would like to know more about volunteering - what it is and how to get involved, please see Volunteering - a guide for people with aphasia

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Published price:
£7.50

Publication date:
25 June 2007

ISBN: 978-0-9536042-9-6