Just like everyone else, people with aphasia want to feel productive and useful, they want to give back to their community, but frequently their language disorder can prevent them from returning to work or participating in most volunteering positions. The Aphasia Gives Back program at Voices of Hope for Aphasia establishes a network of volunteering opportunities in our community for our members. Members can volunteer in groups or individually.
“Volunteering has many benefits for individuals: According to past research, people who volunteer experience higher self-esteem, are happier, and develop stronger social networks than people who do not volunteer.” – National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) see article here
Voices of Hope for Aphasia members have volunteered as a group at thrift stores, homeless shelters serving meals, sorting food donations, and more. Aphasia Gives Back program will expand those options through partnerships with local charities, hospitals, churches, and small businesses. To learn more about participating in the Aphasia Gives Back program, please contact us via email or by phone 727.249.1953
These are the organizations already registered as our partners!
Are you an organization that would like to have enthusiastic, grateful volunteers? Contact us to become part of our network!