Volunteer Opportunity

Quebec Association for People with Aphasia (AQPA): Accompaniment-friendship visits

Volunteer Position Description The “Association québécoise des personnes aphasiques ” (AQPA) is looking for volunteers to provide friendly visits to people with aphasia in French and English. The AQPA is a Community Organization whose primary goal is to help people with aphasia overcome social isolation. Aphasia is a language disorder commonly caused by a stroke, head trauma or a tumor. It can cause communication difficulties in daily activities and thus prevent them from enjoying life fully. The friendly visits are usually offered on a weekly basis, at the home of the person with aphasia. Depending on the need of the person with aphasia, the visits could revolve around language stimulating activities, stimulating activities, going to outings together.
On/Off Campus Off-campus (Montreal)
Position Type Volunteer opportunity
Location On-site
Address Montreal, Qc
Contact with Clients? Direct volunteering with clients
Volunteer Tasks Friendly Visiting
Volunteer Tasks (Other)
French required? No
Volunteer Position Requirements We are looking for trustworthy volunteers who are good with people and communication. Interest in and sensitivity to people with language difficulaties and handicaps in general are appreciated. While speaking French is not necessary for friendly visits accomplished in English, there might be less choice and opportunities while only working in English.
Open to students in all degrees and disciplines? Yes
Targeted Degrees and Disciplines
Time Period Rolling basis
Start Date
End date
Length of Commitment Expected 6 months and more
Time Commitment Morning, Afternoon, Evening, Weekend
Hours per Week 1
Training provided? Yes
Other Benefits
Benefits (Other)
Application Procedure Email organization contact
Application Contact Information benevoles@aphasie.ca
Application Deadline
Application Material Required Résumé
Additonal Application Information / Comments