Family Support Volunteer
To provide friendship, support and guidance to people who have communication difficulties following a stroke on a one to one basis in their homes under the direction of the Family Support Worker. Tasks will be assessed according to the individual's need and may include:
- Facilitate clients social learning
- Explore alternative activities to maximise clients social network
- Respect confidentiality at all times
- Report to supervisor any issue that has potential risk to client or support worker.
Speech Therapists/Support Group Volunteer Cookstown bases (Closed during the summer)
Assisting people living with aphasia (a communication disability) to take part in group activities on a weekly basis (up to 2.5 hours). Assisting people to take part in group activities including written and verbal to improve and expand communication skills. The volunteer will be working under the direction of the Chairperson and taking part in the discussions of local news, current affairs and other topics. The group meet in First Presbyterian Church, 1 Loy Street, Cookstown every Tuesday from 10am to 12pm. This opportunity would suit a retired teacher who has time on their hands and could utilise their teaching experience beneficially.
Volunteers are required to visit people in the local area who have suffered from a stroke. The role basically consists of having a chat and providing company to those who are isolated and feeling lonely.
Volunteers will receive induction training and will be given appropriate training to the individuals needs for all roles.