(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.
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.
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)
Interested in joining us? Check out our Linktree for opportunities!
Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more details, please refer to our Linktree: https://linktr.ee/griseforaphasia
Free of charge.
Beneficial to have some knowledge in aphasia, STEM, and/or biology, but not necessarily required!
Leadership skills and can maintain good communication with teams.
Definitely willing to discuss more one-on-one, but a rough minimum of 3 hours per week.