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

  • The Fall Convention brings together audiologists, speech-language pathologists and students from around the state who are looking for the best products and services available for their schools, hospitals, universities and private practices. Sponsorships help enhance the visibility and recognition of your company or organization while supporting the speech-language-hearing profession. Exhibitors also have the opportunity to offer continuing education at their booths.

  • Receive a summary of the current issues that have been discussed with the individual Heritage Health Plans (Medicaid managed care), as well as general Medicaid updates. Legislative efforts for 2017 will also be reviewed. Time will be provided for audience members to present their issues and questions about Nebraska's implementation of Medicaid managed Care and share their stories/problems.

  • The Nebraska Speech-Language-Hearing Endowment Fund (NSHLEF) is offering two $1,000 scholarships. Apply by June 30th.

  • Participate in Fluency Enhancing Tactile Speech for Those Who Stutter Study

    The Wheat Lab at The University of Mississippi is researching the use of a smartphone app that provides fluency enhancing tactile speech for those who stutter. During this clinical trial, we are providing a free app for either iOS or Android, such that we can measure the effects of pulsating tactile vibrations on stuttering frequency. This is an open clinical trial, and we can accept English speaking participants from all over the country; During these weekly sessions over video conference, participants will be asked to share with us their experiences with the app, as well as provide some speech samples. Contact tactile@speechandhearingcenter.org to participate.

  • looking for currently practicing speech‐language pathologists who routinely assess cognitive skills to complete this 15-20 minute online survey. Results from this study will help researchers understand current cognitive assessment practices, define strengths and weaknesses of available assessments, and determine next steps for future assessment creation.