Volunteer with the Nova Scotia Aphasia Association

Volunteer with the Nova Scotia Aphasia Association
Persons with aphasia are encouraged to apply to committee member positions.
The NSAA will provide a supportive environment.
Students are welcome to apply.
The NSAA supports students’ need to put their studies first .
LANGUAGE LEARNING RESOURCE COMMITTEE SLP MEMBER
Primary Objectives of the Committee
 expand Expressive Cafes to different areas of the
province
 create a plan for services in the community for people
living with aphasia
 have regular group activities for people with aphasia
 co-ordinate events with Communication Committee
Requirements
 meets provincial requirements to practice as an SLP
in Nova Scotia
 interest in supporting individuals with aphasia
 ability to commit to participate in committee
meetings and activities
 reliability
Responsibilities
 actively participate in committee meetings
 participate in pursuing the objectives of the
committee
 individual responsibilities to be determined after
discussion with Chair
Training
 orientation and training will be provided for
volunteers
 need for specific training will be identified in
collaboration with the Committee Chair and
Volunteer Coordinator
Time Commitment
 monthly committee meeting (2 hours)
 involvement in committee projects as needed
HALIFAX EXPRESSIVE CAFÉ VOLUNTEER FACILITATOR
Description
 the Expressive Cafe is a subcommittee of the LLRC
 read about the Express Café on our website:
nsaphasia.homestead.com/Cafe
Requirements
 interest in supporting individuals with aphasia
 ability to commit to participate
 reliability
Responsibilities
 using facilitative communication techniques,
facilitators support members of the Expressive Café
during conversation and activities
Training
 orientation and training will be provided for
volunteers
 need for specific training will be identified in
collaboration with the Volunteer Coordinator
Time Commitment
 the Halifax EC is held on the 2nd Tuesday of each
month from 7:00 – 9:00 pm
FINANCIAL COMMITTEE MEMBER
Primary Objectives of the Committee
 support the Bord of Directors on financial matters
 work with committees with submission of funding
requests
 work with chartered accountant with filing of taxes
Responsibilities
 actively participate in committee meetings
 participate in pursuing the objectives of the
committee
 individual responsibilities to be determined after
discussion with Chair
Time Commitment:
 monthly committee meeting (2 hours)
involvement in committee projects as needed
Requirements
 interest in supporting individuals with aphasia
 ability to commit to participate in committee
meetings and activities
 reliability
 previous experience and/or education in financial
management would be considered an asset (e.g.,
business, finance, accounting)
Training
 orientation and training will be provided for
volunteers
 need for specific training will be identified in
collaboration with the Committee Chair and
Volunteer Coordinator
CORPORATE SPONSOR & GRANT COMMITTEE MEMBER
Primary Objectives of the Committee
 investigate funding and sponsorship resources
 pursue corporate funding and grants
Responsibilities
 actively participate in committee meetings
 participate in pursuing the objectives of the
committee
 individual responsibilities to be determined after
discussion with Chair
Time Commitment:
 monthly committee meeting (2 hours)
 involvement in committee projects as needed
Requirements
 interest in supporting individuals with aphasia
 ability to commit to participate in committee
meetings and activities
 reliability
 previous experience and/or education (e.g., grant
writing)would be considered an asset
Training
 orientation and training will be provided for
volunteers
 need for specific training will be identified in
collaboration with the Committee Chair and
Volunteer Coordinator
COMMUNICATION COMMITTEE MEMBER
Primary Objectives of the Committee
 pursue fulfillment of Communication Strategy
 maintain website, Facebook, and Twitter accounts
 plan and implement advertising campaigns
 report on recovery research on website
 pursue education of the public and health care
professionals
Requirements
 interest in supporting individuals with aphasia
 ability to commit to participate in committee
meetings and activities
 reliability
 previous experience and/or education would be
considered an asset but is not mandatory
Responsibilities
 actively participate in committee meetings
 participate in pursuing the objectives of the
committee
 individual responsibilities to be determined after
discussion with Chair
Training
 orientation and training will be provided for
volunteers
 need for specific training will be identified in
collaboration with the Committee Chair and
Volunteer Coordinator
Time Commitment
 approximately 3 hours a week
 involvement in committee projects as needed
EVENTS & FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE MEMBER
Primary Objectives of the Committee
 plan and carry out events such as:
 annual Aphasia Awareness Event
 annual Silent Auction
 Aphasia Awareness Month event (June)
 annual Music for Music Day (November)
 annual raffle (November/December)
 trivia events
 contribute to planning of summer aphasia camp
 solicit sponsorships and donations
Responsibilities
 actively participate in committee meetings
 participate in pursuing the objectives of the
committee
 individual responsibilities to be determined after
discussion with Chair
Time Commitment
 monthly committee meeting (2 hours)
 involvement in committee projects as needed
Requirements
 interest in supporting individuals with aphasia
 ability to commit to participate in committee
meetings and activities
 reliability
 previous experience and/or education would be
considered an asset but is not mandatory
Training
 orientation and training will be provided for
volunteers
 need for specific training will be identified in
collaboration with the Committee Chair and
Volunteer Coordinator
VOLUNTEER COMMITTEE MEMBER
Primary Objectives of the Committee
 train volunteers in each region of NS
 recruit volunteers in each area
 keep records of volunteers (application forms)
 define roles for volunteers (with other committees)
 co-ordinate events with Communication Committee
Responsibilities
 actively participate in committee meetings
 participate in pursuing the objectives of the
committee
 individual responsibilities to be determined after
discussion with Chair
Requirements
 interest in supporting individuals with aphasia
 ability to commit to participate in committee
meetings and activities
 reliability
 previous experience and/or education would be
considered an asset but is not mandatory
Training
 orientation and training will be provided for
volunteers
 need for specific training will be identified in
collaboration with the Committee Chair and
Volunteer Coordinator
Time Commitment
 monthly committee meeting (2 hours)
 involvement in committee projects as needed
COLLABORATIVE PARTNERSHIP COMMITTEE MEMBER
Primary Objectives of the Committee
 identify individuals with aphasia in NS
 seek input from communities in NS
 recruit representatives from communities in NS
 create a multi-disciplinary team to assess and expand
services in the province
 establish a community structure for aphasia services
 increase education available to health care
professionals
 advocate for improved access to community-based
programs
 pursue formal partnerships with relevant associations
and agencies
 partner with researchers to advance investigation
into intervention
Responsibilities
 actively participate in committee meetings
 participate in pursuing the objectives of the
committee
 individual responsibilities to be determined after
discussion with Chair
Requirements
 interest in supporting individuals with aphasia
 ability to commit to participate in committee
meetings and activities
 reliability
 previous experience and/or education would be
considered an asset
Training
 orientation and training will be provided for
volunteers
 need for specific training will be identified in
collaboration with the Committee Chair and
Volunteer Coordinator
Time Commitment
 monthly committee meeting (2 hours)
 involvement in committee projects as needed
Contact
To apply, please complete the volunteer application form and submit it to:
Pamela Coulter
Volunteer Coordinator
[email protected]
Depending on your interest, please feel welcome to also send a resume.
Nova Scotia Aphasia Association
www.nsaphasia.ca
[email protected]
902.445.4960
23 Braeside Lane, Halifax, NS, B3M 3J6
T (902) 445-4960  F (902) 444-7860  [email protected]
Volunteer Application
Contact Information
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Home Phone
Work Phone
E-Mail
Availability
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Comments:
Interests
In which areas you are interested in volunteering?
 Administration
 Deliveries
 Driver
 Events
 Language Learning Resources
 Fieldwork
 Reading/ Language Tutor
 Expressive Cafe
 Volunteer coordination
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Newsletter production
Communication (email, phone, website)
Social media (Facebook/Twitter)
Public Relations
Finances (accounting, taxes)
Law/legal advice
Governance (board of directors)
Grants and Sponsorships
Fundraising
Special Skills or Qualifications
Summarize special skills and qualifications you have acquired from employment,
previous volunteer work, or through other activities, including hobbies or sports.
Previous Volunteer Experience
Summarize your previous volunteer experience.
NSAA Volunteer Application
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Person to Notify in Case of Emergency
Name
Relationship:
Address
Home Phone
Work Phone
E-Mail
Agreement and Signature
By submitting this application, I affirm that the facts set forth in it are true and complete.
I understand that if I am accepted as volunteer, any false statements, omissions, or
other misrepresentations made by me on this application may result in my immediate
dismissal.
Name (print)
Signature
Date
Our Policy
It is the policy of this organization to provide equal opportunities to ALL adults who have
acquired aphasia and other language disorders due to stroke or brain injury.
Thank you for completing this application form and for your interest in volunteering with
us.
Contact
Please send your completed application form to:
Pamela Coulter
Volunteer Coordinator
[email protected]
NSAA Volunteer Application
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