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

  • NSLHA's Schools-Based Issues Committee is working on behalf of members by developing SLI verification guidelines, telepractice guidelines, will be addressing workload/caseload issues, and met on December 12th with the Nebraska Department of Education to discuss continuing education requirements for SLPs wanting to work in Nebraska as well as universal licensure.

  • Utah State University is conducting a study to learn more about school psychologists’ and school-based audiologists’ and speech-language pathologists’ knowledge of ASD and confidence in providing school-based services with this population. If you work in a school setting, please complete this brief survey by mid-March. Participants will be entered in a separate drawing for the chance to win one of two $50 Amazon gift cards.

  • Free onsite and distance continuing education conference for professionals.

  • Hear the State of the Association address from 2017-18 NSLHA President Marc Brennan.

  • NSLHA's vision is to be the leading voice and partner in promoting speech, language, hearing, balance, swallowing and related disorders in Nebraska, and to be an expert in advocating for the rights and interests of persons with communication disorders. Join or renew your membership today.

  • A major role that state associations play is as an advocacy organization. Associations monitor proposed legislation, identify bills that may have a positive or negative impact on the field of communication sciences and disorders and the individuals we serve, and develop advocacy agendas to address those bills. A large unified voice such as a state association can be key to successful advocacy.