Volunteer With Us

Be empowered, empower others, and make a difference

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“When I found HLAA-WA, I learned so much about how to help myself and others with hearing loss. I was eager to share my new knowledge and happy there were different ways to volunteer. Along the way I have made many friends I still cherish today.”

Karen Utter
Past HLAA-Washington President
Past Chapter Coordinator
HLAA member, 32 years

Glenda Philio
HLAA-WA volunteer

Your lived experience is valuable

Everyone volunteering with HLAA-WA brings their experience of living with hearing loss or being a hearing loss ally. Our community of peers is essential to our model of helping ourselves and others to thrive.

Working with peers is empowering. It enables us to develop relevant programs, useful information, and successful advocacy campaigns. A great example of this is our all-volunteer HOPE crew. This amazing group of people with hearing loss gathers every month to plan, refine, and then host our online HOPE support meetings. The number of participants is growing each month and the crew can see the value of creating a safe space for individuals and their families to learn from each other, gain confidence and practice new skills.

There are many opportunities for volunteers

Whether you have an hour a week or 15 hours a month, if you’d like to tackle a specific task or help lead as a board member, there is a volunteer opportunity perfect for you. We have tasks you can do on your own or as part of a committee.

Please consider lending your time and talent to the HLAA-WA vision. Complete the form below, or if you have questions or would like more information, please email us at info@hearingloss-wa.org.

Apply to Be a Volunteer

Having a hearing loss, tinnitus, or a speech processing disorder isn’t required to volunteer with us, but knowing a hard-of-hearing person or being willing to learn about hearing loss will be helpful.

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“The best way to find yourself — is to lose yourself in the service of others.”
Mahatma Gandhi