We warmly welcome volunteers who will make a difference to the lives of people with aphasia and their families.
Volunteers support conversations between people. Using the tips of writing things down, taking time to listen and using visual props such as diagrams, maps or pictures can make conversations run more smoothly.
There’s fun to be had too! For example, volunteers at our Singing groups join in so everyone gets a chance to sing (and yes, everyone can learn to sing!).
Volunteers can also help with fundraising and administration tasks in the charity.
Due to the coronavirus, all our activities are online or via telephone but the support from our volunteers is still valuable.
Here’s what some of our volunteers have said about their experience with us.
“I enjoy getting to know people – we have lots of varied conversations and a few laughs, all over tea and cake – the perfect way to spend a couple of hours!”
“For anybody interested in language, communication and stroke the group provides a great opportunity to learn about what it’s like for people living with aphasia … and the different ways in which you can support people with communication difficulties.”