Volunteer / Extern


The Aphasia Center of California serves as an externship site for students finishing their Master’s degrees in speech-language pathology. We have supervised students from numerous programs including the University of Montreal, Boston University, San Francisco State University, Northwestern University, the University of Colorado, and California State University, East Bay. If you are interested in an externship placement at the Aphasia Center, please ask the externship coordinator at your department to contact us at 510-336-0112.

The Aphasia Center of California welcomes volunteers in the areas of administration, communications, marketing, fundraising, special classes, and governance. We are always looking for volunteers who can share their talents and help an individual with aphasia to pursue a hobby, a volunteer position, or a second career. From time to time, we also have volunteer positions available in our communication treatment group program. We value the long-standing commitment and dedication that our volunteers bring to our organization. We ask that volunteers make a 6-month commitment.

If you are interested in volunteering, please send your resume to the Aphasia Center’s mailing address: 3996 Lyman Road, Oakland, CA. Please include specific areas of interest and your availability in the cover letter.

“My externship at the Aphasia Center of California was the highlight of my graduate program. It was absolutely inspiring!”