Volunteers Fulfill Our Mission

Hearing Loss Association of America Florida (HLAA-FL), a Voluntary non-profit organization, is dedicated to the well-being of the more than 3-million Floridians of all ages and communication styles with hearing loss.

 

HLAA Florida Association fulfills its mission because of the dedication of its corps of volunteers at the state and local levels across Florida. HLAA (FL) volunteers are people with hearing loss, their families and friends, and those in the professional community.

 

Our volunteers, in turn, are rewarded with the experience of making a clear and dramatic impact on the lives of people with hearing loss. We hope your shared experiences enriches your lives as it has our organization and those we serve.

Do you want to make a difference in people’s lives?

Have a few hours to spare? The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) needs you. Look here for ways to get involved. For more information, email us at [email protected].

 

You can put your time and talents to work in many ways. Find your niche and realize you are not alone with your hearing loss while you help out the leading organization for people with hearing loss.

 

There are 48 million Americans who have significant hearing loss. It is the third most prevalent health issue in older adults behind arthritis and heart disease. Hearing loss is invisible and many with hearing loss do not seek help in a timely manner.

 

Are you concerned about those who cannot hear?

 

We are a dynamic group of board members committed to MAKING HEARING LOSS APPARENT throughout Florida.

 

We meet quarterly for approximately six hours and support educational venues and social gatherings statewide. This is your opportunity to join our team and donate your time, energy, experience and expertise to help make a difference. Together we will raise awareness in communities, educate and support others on their hearing loss journey, and MAKE HEARING LOSS CLEAR!

 

Thank You to Our Volunteers Throughout the State of Florida!


Thanks to all who have worked on behalf of HLAA and people with hearing loss. Since 1979, HLAA National has enjoyed the volunteer service of thousands giving their time and talents. The HLAA Chapters and State Organizations are wholly volunteer led and run.

 

The HLAA Board of Trustees are 100 percent volunteer driven. Because of your millions of volunteer hours, we can fulfill HLAA’s mission of providing information, education, support and advocacy.

 

Please contact us today at [email protected] to learn more, or simply submit an application online using the form below.

 

Thank you, and we look forward to hearing from you.

 

Respectfully,

The HLAA-Florida Nominating Committee

Apply for following positions using the form below (or contact [email protected]):

  • Leaders positions
  • Advisory Board positions
  • Fundraising Committee Organizers 
  • Secretary Position
  • Content Writers needed
  • Grant Writer
  • Lend your time and skills to the HLAA Florida State Association and/or local Florida Chapters - work from home or on location
    • Program support — assist with various office tasks, such as reviewing emails, answering questions, copying, filing etc.
    • Work from home or on location
    • Respond to inquiries
    • Conduct research for public awareness (work with board members, vendors, etc. to develop useful content for our website, blog posts and social media platforms
    • Computer systems, website editing/support, network support, software support
    • Assist in organizing or setting up events
  • We are seeking many other volunteer positions. Please reach out to us to see if you can help.

Gulf Coast and Tampa Chapters opportunities -
Contact Debbe Hagner directly via email ([email protected]) or text (727) 271-0770 (text only please).

  • Lend your time and skills to the Gulf Coast and Tampa Chapters - work from home or on location.
    • Vice President position for Gulf Coast Chapter
    • President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer position for Tampa Chapter
    • Leaders Position for Tampa Chapter
    • Program Support - assist with various tasks (contact Debbe Hagner for details)
    • Help develop useful content for our website, blog posts, and social media outreach platforms (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, etc.), graphis support
    • Computer systems support, website editing/support, network/printing closed captioning support, etc.
    • Assist in organizing or setting up events
    • Grant Writer
    • Work from home or on location
  • Lend your time and skills to the HLAA Florida State Association and/or a local Florida Chapter such as Tampa, Gulf Coast, Sun City Center, Lakeland and more.

 

Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) Sun City Center Chapter

Secretary - 2020

Position Summary:

  • Works alongside the Chapter Steering Committee by providing minutes for the called meetings of the Steering Committee, when scheduled.

Purpose of the Position:

  • Provide written documentations of each Chapter Steering Committee meeting.

Responsibilities & Duties:

  • Record the proceeding of Steering Committee meetings when scheduled, so that there can be no question as to what action was taken. Email minutes/prepared copies for distribution.
  • Have on hand at each meeting the following items:
    • Chapter Bylaws
    • Previous Steering Committee Minutes
    • A list of Steering Committee Members, if requested
    • Flyers or Agenda of Meetings
  • Assist Leader and Treasurer in preparation of agenda for meetings
  • Attend all Steering Meetings when scheduled

 

Qualifications:

  • Able to read, hear and attend our meetings
  • Have access to a computer, email and telephone
  • Be flexible, mobile and dependable

Commitment Expected:

  • Minimum of 4 hours per month based on participating in meetings and preparation and distribution of minutes

Training:

  • Meet/Greet HLAA Steering Committee Leaders
  • Review HLAA materials including bylaws
  • Additional information and guidance by Leader of Steering Committee

Contact Sun City Center directly for more info about this position or to verify it is still available:
https://hlaascc.com/contact-us

Hearing Loss Association of America [Florida Association - Volunteer For Services]

Complete the application below and submit for review by the HLAA-Florida Nominating Committee.

  • Voluntary Information

    Complete all that apply. Insert n/a where not applicable. If you are not presently a National HLAA member, simply visit hearingloss.org and complete the membership application online and provide a copy of the registration with your application. Contact the Nominating Committee with any questions you may have.