Thornbury Aphasia Group - Volunteer

Bristol After Stroke
Contract Type: 
Part Time
4-6 hours a month
Contract Details: 
6 months
Details of Role: 

Bristol After Stroke is going to facilitate an existing peer-led communication group in South Gloucestershire for people with "aphasia" (communication difficulties after a stroke). The Aphasia Group provides an environment for people with aphasia to practice conversation skills and share communication skills and tips.

The established group – which consists of around 8 people currently need a volunteer to support the sessions and create an encouraging supportive environment.

Role Summary:

  • To support the Volunteer Facilitator to run a group for people with Aphasia.
  • Support people with varying levels of aphasia in a group setting.
  • Encourage all group members to take part in conversations, using a range of communication methods.
  • Support activities in the group setting by using visual resources to be used at the group.
  • Promote a supportive atmosphere that contributes to a sense of wellbeing for all group members.

Skills and Experince:

  • Be patient, understanding and have a responsible attitude.
  • Good Interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent communication skills, including excellent listening skills.
  • Be comfortable working as part of a team.
  • Know about or be willing to learn about stroke and its impact on people.
  • Know about or be willing to learn about communication difficulties.
  • Recognise the importance of confidentiality and show this in practice.


Closing Date: 
Friday, 1 July, 2022 - 13:00
How to Apply: 

T o apply please complete a BAS Volunteer Application Form and email to

Contact Person: 
Volunteer Coordinator - Lucy Stockall
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 
Postal Address: 
Bristol After Stroke The Gatehouse Hareclive road Bristol BS13 9JN