Volunteers are an integral part of what we do at Hearing, Speech & Deaf Center. Whether it’s working directly with clients or helping behind the scenes, volunteers are matched with HSDC staff to support our programs serving individuals with hearing and speech differences.
Learning American Sign Language (ASL)? Some of our volunteer opportunities are a fun way to practice your skills and support the local Deaf community!
Ready to apply? All volunteers must complete an online application, which includes a client confidentiality agreement and consent to a basic Washington State Patrol background check. Accepted volunteers will also undergo a more extensive background check upon placement into a particular HSDC program.
Browse Volunteer Opportunities
HSDC offers ongoing, quarterly, and one-time volunteer positions.
Most one-time volunteer opportunities take place at our special events, such as Cocktails & Connections in the winter and the Froggy Fun Run in the summer.
Fluency in ASL is not necessary for many volunteer opportunities. The roles that do require conversational ASL abilities, if any, are noted in the link below.
Visit the link below to browse volunteer positions at HSDC. If you want to help but aren’t sure what position would fit you best, feel free to fill out a general application or contact us and ask!
Are you already a volunteer? Visit the link below to keep track of your hours in the volunteer portal.