Volunteers Fulfill Our Mission
HLAA fulfills its mission because of its corps of volunteers at the national office and across the country. HLAA volunteers are people with hearing loss, their families and friends, and those in the professional community.
Our volunteers, in turn, are rewarded with the experience of making a clear and dramatic impact on the lives of people with hearing loss. We hope your shared experiences enriches your lives as it has our organization and those we serve.
Do you want to make a difference in people’s lives? Have a few hours to spare? The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) needs you. Look here for ways to get involved. For more information, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can put your time and talents to work in many ways. Find your niche and realize you are not alone with your hearing loss while you help out the leading organization for people with hearing loss.
- HLAA National office in Bethesda, Maryland
- HLAA Walk4Hearing held in 20 cities across the country
- HLAA Chapters who meet in communities across the country
- HLAA Convention, held yearly in various cities
Thank You to Our Volunteers Coast to Coast
Thanks to all who have worked on behalf of HLAA and people with hearing loss.
Since 1979, our organization has enjoyed the volunteer service of thousands giving their time and talents. The HLAA Chapters and State Organizations are wholly volunteer led and run. The Walk4Hearing depends on people stepping up to chair the Walks, form teams, and help out with many aspects of the Walk4Hearing. The HLAA Board of Trustees is 100 percent volunteer driven. Because of your millions of volunteer hours, we can fulfill HLAA’s mission of providing information, education, support and advocacy.
- Lend your time and skills to the national HLAA office in Bethesda, Maryland
- Program support — assist with various office tasks, such as answering phones, copying, filing etc.
- Respond to inquiries
- Conduct research for the public policy department
- Computer systems, network support, software support
- Participate in the HLAA Walk4Hearing
- Be a local Walk4Hearing chair or committee chair
- Form a team
- Distribute goodies
- Help with Walk4Hearing day signage
- Assist with registration
- Assist in organizing set up and/or clean up
- Tracking legislation related to issue of importance to people with hearing loss
- Developing and analysis of topics of importance to people with hearing loss
- Research for federal regulatory matters
- Writing projects
- Review the Advocacy section of this website
- Chapter Support
- Start an HLAA Chapter where you live or get involved at the local level
- Database entry
- Assist with Chapter Manual
- Updating Chapter Policies
- Updating Chapter information files
- Volunteer at the HLAA Convention
- Be a greeter
- Assist with registration
- Guide registrants to their destination
- Distribute and gather performance surveys
- Post signs
- Represent HLAA at events that draw groups of people.
- And much more! Tell us about your special skills and we’ll find something for you.
If you are looking to gain valuable skills and experience in a nonprofit organization, then consider applying for an internship at HLAA! This is an unpaid internship at the HLAA national office in Bethesda for credit only. Interns will be compensated for parking when coming to the office.
- Communications Intern
- Monitor social media platforms
- Create engaging content for HLAA communication channels
- Assist with various office tasks, such as answering phones, copying, etc.
- Assist with special events
- Complete other projects as assigned
- Public Policy Intern
- Work with director of public policy
- Focus on state legislation
- Research legislation
- Other duties as assigned
To apply, please send your resume and a brief paragraph about why you want to be considered for an internship. Send inquiries to email@example.com. Put “Intern-Communications” or “Intern-Public Policy” in the subject line.
HLAA values diversity of background and opinion and promotes a professional environment that is accessible and inclusive. HLAA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy, parenthood, or any other category protected by law.