People who stutter - getting involved
Getting involved in 50 Million Voices
Ways that people who stutter and allies become involved with us include:
- Contacting your 50 Million Voices country leader directly
- Participating in one of our events, for example as an interviewee or interviewer in our practice interview events
- Encouraging your employer to include stuttering as part of their diversity and inclusion activities (see Employers & Allies Section)
- Volunteering with us (see Volunteer section on Who we are)
- Raising money to enable us to run more events to help more people who stutter
- Championing stuttering in your workplace as a role model and change agent
"Up until a few days ago, I was utterly terrified at the prospect of having to interview for a future role outside of the military; however, the past two days have really enabled me to face and challenge my fears and preconceptions, but in a totally supportive and safe environment."
"This was such a great opportunity to take away my initial fear of doing my first interviews and to experience them in a positive way. I was really touched by the deep empathy and compassion of my first interviewer without a stutter and inspired by my second interviewer‘s achievements with a stutter."
"I learned how I can confidently present myself and my work when I stutter. I also learned the importance of letting my interviewer know about my stuttering. This helped me to focus on my interview and help me to gradually become comfortable during the interview."
Practice Interview events
Please refer to our Practice Interviews section for more information, feedback and dates of future events.
So far, our Practice Interview events have involved over 300 participants, being nearly 200 people who stutter and over 100 allies who don't stutter. These participants have come from 20 countries and six continents.
99% of participants have found the experience 'valuable', with over 90% finding it either 'extremely' or 'very valuable'.
More feedback is included in the evaluation reports in the Impact section.