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

  • 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. at St. Mark's Methodist Church in Lincoln, NE
    “Striving for Student Success: How and Why Orton-Gillingham based Multisensory Language Teaching Methods can work for children with dyslexia and reading difficulties” presentation by Pam Bazis.

  • Nov. 9th Star City Lions Club Fundraiser

    Stars City Lions Club will be collecting old hearing aids and eyeglasses
    Nov. 9th from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
    Raising Cane's at 5810 S. 58th Street in Lincoln, NE
    20% of the proceeds will be donated to the Star City Lions Club

  • 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.