THE PREMIER CHARITY FOR PEOPLE WITH APHASIA USING COMPUTER THERAPY TO ASSIST SPEECH RECOVERY

Volunteering

We are looking for a new Volunteer Speech Support Worker covering the Skipton area

Speak with IT support people with Aphasia to improve their communication skills using computer therapy programmes.

We currently have 2 clients living near Skipton who have requested our support.

This is a great opportunity for someone who really wants to make a difference and contribute to their community.

No qualifications required, all we ask is for volunteers to be positive, friendly and patient with a good understanding of IT.

Contact James on 01924 562228 for an informal chat about the role or complete an application form which can be found on this website.


We are looking for volunteers who live in the Yorkshire and Lancashire areas

Are you keen to help people with aphasia using computer therapy to assist speech recovery in your local area ? Gill and MichelleVolunteers at Speak With IT are trained in using the computer aphasia software. These programs help people with aphasia practise saying words that are important to them. We look for volunteers to have good person skills and patience, as these are of paramount importance and computer skills can be taught. We also request a minimum of 12 months commitment and a commitment to help a minimum of two clients (preferably more). The amount of time required to support one client is 1 hour plus travel time per month. Unlike many other volunteering opportunities our volunteers plan their volunteering around their spare time. Do you have access to transport as our clients are in their own homes? As Clients are visited at home a CRB now DBS check is needed. As with any volunteering opportunity it does not only benefit the recipient of your time but also has great benefits for you. As a Speak With IT volunteer you will gain experience of health and social care with aphasia patients. We ourselves will provide you with training in supporting clients and using the speech therapy computer software programme.


Certificates of Achievement presented to our Speak With IT Volunteers

One of the first decisions Carl made upon becoming CEO was to present certificates to our volunteers in recognition of achieving certain milestones (25, 50 & 100 visits etc). Below are the volunteers who have been acknowledged for their hard work and commitment over the past year(s).

York Volunteer Megan receiving a certificate  for performing 25 client visits for Speak With IT from her client Catherine

York Volunteer Megan receiving a certificate for performing 25 client visits for Speak With IT from her client Catherine

Speak With IT Harrogate volunteer Susan Hanson being presented with a certificate for completing 50 client visits for the Charity by Moira Morten

Speak With IT Harrogate volunteer Susan Hanson being presented with a certificate for completing 50 client visits for the Charity by Moira Morten

Volunteer Jenny receiving a certificate for performing 25 client visits for Speak With IT by Peter Garside, Trustee, Speak With IT.

Volunteer Jenny receiving a certificate for performing 25 client visits for Speak With IT by Peter Garside, Trustee, Speak With IT.

Sarah Millard, Speak with IT Volunteer Speech Support Worker in Leeds who has now reached 25 client visits supporting people with Aphasia.

Sarah Millard, Speak with IT Volunteer Speech Support Worker in Leeds who has now reached 25 client visits supporting people with Aphasia.

Carl joe 350 s

Carl performed his 350th client visit. Here is Carl with his client Joe celebrating the achievement. Carl and Joe were working on numbers and Joe wanted to write 350 for the picture. Well done Joe.

peter and alanah 50 s

Alana being presented with a certificate celebrating her 50th Client visit by Peter Garside, Trustee. Alana said, “It has been a pleasure working with such dedicated and inspirational individuals and I always enjoy working with our clients. It is also fantastic to work with such an amazing charity”

Sarah 25th s

Sarah being presented with a certificate celebrating her 25th Client visit by Carl shortly before starting her SLT course in Newcastle.

Michelle 75

Treasurer and Volunteer Michelle being presented with a certificate celebrating her 75th Client visit by Jeremy Garside, Chairman.

Carl on his 250th visit being presented with a certificate marking the occasion by Alan one of the people he is helping.

Carl on his 250th visit being presented with a certificate marking the occasion by Alan one of the people he is helping.

Pip being presented with a certificate marking her 150th visit by Francis one of the people she is helping.

Pip being presented with a certificate marking her 150th visit by Francis one of the people she is helping.

Our CEO, Carl being presented with a certificate marking his 200th visit by Neil, his client who received his 200th visit

Our CEO, Carl being presented with a certificate marking his 200th visit by Neil, his client who received his 200th visit

Rony

Carl Palay (Speak With IT Chief Executive Officer & Volunteer) being presented with a certificate for making 150 visits to Speak With IT clients, by BBC Radio Sheffield Presenter Rony Robinson on 7 September 2015

Pip Garside (Speak With IT Volunteer Representative for Harrogate & Airedale) being presented with a certificate for making 100 visits to Speak With IT clients by Wetherby’s Radio Tempo presenter Bairbre McKendrick on 11 May 2015

Pip Garside (Speak With IT Volunteer Representative for Harrogate & Airedale) being presented with a certificate for making 100 visits to Speak With IT clients by Wetherby’s Radio Tempo presenter Bairbre McKendrick on 11 May 2015

Michelle

Michelle Ruddock (Speak With IT Treasurer & Volunteer) being presented with a certificate for making 50 visits to Speak With IT clients by Peter Garside, Speak With IT Chairman, on 11 May 2015

Alana

Alana Botwright (Speak With IT Volunteer Harrogate & Airedale) being presented with a certificate for making 25 visits to Speak With It clients, by Peter Garside, Speak With IT Chairman, on 17 April 2015.

Sue Hanson

Susan Hanson (Speak With IT Volunteer Harrogate & Airedale) being presented with a certificate for making 25 visits to Speak With It clients, by Peter Garside, Speak With IT Chairman, on 16 September 2015.


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