Volunteer

There are always opportunities to help with short-term projects or serve on committees or task groups. NSLHA is always looking for members representing diverse experiences, perspectives and interests to share their expertise, experiences and ideas. It’s a great opportunity to enhance your leadership skills and learn more about our profession and industry. 

Some of the ways that you can volunteer include:

  • Organizing a food drive or toy drive in your NSLHA region or local community
  • Videotaping a brief segment about a speech-language or hearing
  • Sharing ideas for professional development and continuing education topics
  • Recruiting speakers for education programs
  • Introducing speakers at conferences
  • Helping at NSLHA's Fall Convention (contact the NSLHA office for a detailed list)
  • Sponsoring a speaker or providing a sponsorship for an event
  • Recruiting new exhibitors and/or sponsors
  • Mentoring a student or new graduate
  • Reaching out to prospective members and inviting them to participate in NSLHA events
  • Presenting a webinar or convention education session for NSLHA
  • Being featured in NSLHA's Spotlight section of the website
  • Writing or suggesting content or resources for the website
  • Writing an article for The Networker (NSLHA's quarterly electronic newsletter) - ideas include: research projects / studies, best practices, projects your are working on, or a spotlight (feature) about yourself
  • Participating in NSLHA Connects (NSLHA Facebook group) where you can ask questions, participate in thought-provoking conversations, share ideas and best practices, and post resources and information with fellow members
  • Distributing candy during Better Hearing and Speech month to the offices of Nebraska's Governor, Lieutenant Governor and state senators
  • Distributing candy during Better Hearing and Speech month to your clients and others
  • Testifying on behalf of NSLHA at state legislative committee hearings, as those needs arise
  • Developing and maintaining connections with your state senator
  • Writing letters, sending emails and/or making phone calls to your state senator regarding specific speech language and hearing related issues
  • Volunteering for a state senator candidate’s campaign
  • Hosting a fundraising event for a state senator candidate at your clinic or in your community
  • Attending a fundraising event for a state senator candidate and making a financial contribution to the candidate’s campaign
  • Hosting a visit by your state senator or any of Nebraska’s national lawmakers at your school or clinic and with patients to gain a better understanding of the value and benefits of speech-language and hearing services provided
  • Representing NSLHA at an allied organization’s meeting or event
     

Submit a volunteer interest form to the NSLHA office. A NSLHA volunteer leader or staff will be in contact with you. Thank you for serving your profession and the association.

News & Announcements

  • You're Invited to Oct. 21st Education Summit

    Any professionals interested in practices in academic excellence for all children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing are invited to attend. Registration opens at 7:30 a.m. at the UNO Milo Bail Student Center at 6203 University Dr. S., in Omaha. Mail your registration with name, address, email and special accommodations by Oct. 6th to Attn: Jenny Corum, 1313 Farnam 3rd Floor, Omaha, NE 68102.

  • The Nebraska Speech-Language-Hearing Association has experienced several recent legislative and regulatory advocacy accomplishments, and wanted to share with you the ongoing work being done for members in our state. Listen to this recording for more information.

  • This webinar will include an overview of the current Nebraska Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) proposed plan, along with the role of SLPs in schools. Current national topics will be discussed including: telepractice, SLPAs, universal licensure, dyslexia and caseload vs. workload. Next steps in collaborating with the Nebraska Department of Education on these issues and current eligibility criteria for speech and/or language impairment will also be discussed.

  • Colleagues, we are hoping that you will agree to take a very short survey regarding augmentative and alternative communication and therapy in aphasia. The aim of the survey is to find out more about how speech-language pathologists describe and use AAC in aphasia therapy. We have purposely not included our own definition of AAC because we want to hear your ideas first. If you are willing to help with the survey, please click on the link above or paste the link into your browser to go to the web-based survey. After completing the survey, you may choose to enter a drawing to win a $25 gift card.

  • Join your peers at the Nebraska Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s Fall Convention on September 14-15, 2017 at the Cornhusker Marriott in Lincoln, NE to learn, collaborate, share, network and socialize. Up to 1.35 ASHA CEUs are available.