Dec 30, 2020

Grise for Aphasia

  • Grise for Aphasia
  • Remote (Worldwide)
Competition Workshop Volunteering/Community Service/Social Entreprenuership Research Opportunity Club or Organization Skill Building

Description

(Positions open for Main Project Volunteers & General Lead Team!)

A STEM organization that recognizes the lack of knowledge and attention regarding aphasia—a neurological language disorder that affects speech production. We are raising awareness for aphasia and encouraging others to take action!

Currently, our main initiative is a buddy system: we pair volunteers, such as high school and college students, with someone who has aphasia and their families. We are collaborating with organizations such as Aphasia Alliance and different organization founders in order to bridge our buddy system with their existing events, such as their support groups.

Why:

The buddy system provides an opportunity for people who have aphasia to connect with others in a friendly setting during a time of large isolation for them (currently remote, but can be in-person once appropriate), and volunteers can also assist them with their conversations and speech. It gives them a unique chance to interact with those from younger generations. These sessions are on a regular basis depending on the desires of a specific group, such as bi-weekly, and it can also bring together different families who have aphasia.

 

How:

In preparation, we are creating webinars and intuitive guides for lead volunteers (like you!) so that they have the proper etiquette and have a plan for activities to do during their sessions.

(Fun fact: “Grise” is pronounced as “Greez”. Grise is French for gray, which is the same color as the awareness ribbon for aphasia!)

Open Positions (those with asterisks are particularly valuable and in need currently)

  • **Lead Buddy System Contributor
  • *Outreach Director
  • Social Media Manager
  • Chapter President
  • Blog Writer

Interested in joining us? Check out our Linktree for opportunities!

Email us: grise.for.aphasia@gmail.com

 

 

For more details, please refer to our Linktree: https://linktr.ee/griseforaphasia

Type of Opportunity

Extracurricular Activity

Application Deadline

Rolling basis

Age Range

N/A

Participation Cost

Free of charge.

Minimum Technical Skill Needed

Beneficial to have some knowledge in aphasia, STEM, and/or biology, but not necessarily required!

Leadership skills and can maintain good communication with teams.

Time Commitment

Definitely willing to discuss more one-on-one, but a rough minimum of 3 hours per week.

Application Process Includes

  • Fill out the Google Form(s) on our Linktree
    • You may apply to more than one position if you're able to contribute!
  • Email Angelayuan1210@gmail.com
    • Send an email that mentions that you have applied. Optional, but encouraged!
    • Résumé/CV: Optional, but encouraged!
  • Join our Slack (for everyone, even if you're not on the team yet!)
    • If you aren't able to join right now, just let me know in an email and we can work it out together

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