Conversation Partner - North Shore and West Auckland - November 2020
As a Conversation Partner you will provide your conversation partner with a great opportunity through weekly visits, to enjoy social conversation. Following training, you will be matched with someone who lives nearby and with whom you share some interests. Each weekly visit is for about an hour. Some of our volunteers support conversation groups. Through the opportunity to have supported conversation, our clients build confidence in participating in community life. Volunteers gain communication skills through training and are well supported by a speech language therapist and coordinator.
You will need to be a good listener and be interested in learning about different ways of communicating. Volunteers must be fluent in both verbal and written English and be able to speak confidently and clearly. Your own transport is helpful but not essential.
One visit a week for about an hour, at a time mutually agreed. Training is delivered over 2 part time days from 10:00am to 2:30pm. Attendance is required. The next training course will be held in November 2020.
The first step is to express your interest by filling out the form below. We will then put you in touch directly with the organisation for more information on the role and how to proceed.