UPDATED: August 2022
All locations of Hearing, Speech & Deaf Center (HSDC) are open by client appointments only— NO WALK INs.
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 learn more? All volunteers must fill out an agreement, which includes a client confidentiality agreement and consent to a basic Washington State Patrol background check. Accepted volunteers will undergo a more extensive background check upon placement into a particular HSDC program.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss how we can work together.
HSDC offers ongoing, quarterly, and one-time volunteer positions.
Office volunteers work flexible schedules. and typically assist one of the following departments:
- Speech & Language
- Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services
- Development (fundraising, marketing, and web development)
- Finance & Administration
Early education volunteers assist our services for Deaf and hard of hearing children:
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.
American Sign Language proficiency is required for some volunteer roles, but not all. Get in touch to learn more.