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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 challenges.

The majority of our volunteers come to our Seattle office, but we also accept volunteers at our Tacoma and Bellingham locations.

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.

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Browse Volunteer Opportunities

HSDC offers ongoing, quarterly, and one-time volunteer positions.

Ongoing volunteers work flexible schedules and typically assist one of the following departments: Audiology, Speech, Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services, Development, and Finance.

Quarterly volunteers assist our early childhood education services: the Parent-Infant Program (PIP), Rosen Family Preschool, and Ned Behnke Speech-Language Preschool.

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. Those opportunities 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!

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Current Volunteers

Are you already a volunteer? Visit the link below to keep track of your hours in the volunteer portal.

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