Savannah Speech & Hearing Center: Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer

The Savannah Speech and Hearing Center offers a variety of activities for volunteers.

These activities include:

  •  hearing screening
  • participation in health fairs
  • front office duties
  • working with a group of stroke survivors to improve communication skills.

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Ann Curry, today by calling (912) 355-4601 or by emailing Mrs. Curry at  ACurry@SpeechAndHearingSav.org .

Hearing Screening

Screening hearing involves learning to use a small portable screening device called an audiometer. A training session two to three hours in length is required, followed by on-the-job practice with an experienced volunteer screener. Hearing screening tests are provided to children as well as to adults, at health fairs, wellness programs, public and private schools, church groups, and so forth. Hearing screening activities take place at the center as well as off-site locations. There are no charges for these volunteer services.

Stroke Group

This free program is for speech-impaired persons who have had a stroke or head injury. Most no longer receive professional speech therapy services. The program is conducted by volunteers who are trained and supervised by the speech pathology staff. Group participant’s work on improving and maintaining skills associated with speaking, listening, reading and writing. A one-to-two hour training session is required, followed by on-the-job practice.

Other Volunteer Activities

Other volunteer activities include assisting professionals in a free cleft palate clinic, giving various public talks as part of the center’s public education program and various administrative support such as helping with bulk mailings and clerical activities.

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

Honoring Claire Dubee as 2015 Volunteer of the Year

Claire

Claire Dubee received the Annie F. Oliver Award recognizing excellence and a strong commitment to volunteering for the betterment of the Savannah Speech and Hearing Center Community at a special volunteer reception, Wednesday, February 3, 2016.  The award was created in 1979 to honor Annie F. Oliver, an administrator of the Savannah Speech and Hearing Center from 1962 to 1978 and a community volunteer.  Thus far, there have been 34 recipients.

In 2015, the Savannah Speech and Hearing Center volunteers screened over 7,400 students in 30 public, private, and preschools in Savannah, Richmond Hill, and Pooler.  In addition, the volunteers spent 961 hours at Sound Start, school hearing screenings, Hammond for Hope Auction and The Stroke Support Group.

Dubee’s volunteer work currently includes time spent at the Savannah Speech and Hearing Center and the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA) with past work at the Hudson Community Center and the Older Americans Luncheon.  As a volunteer for the Savannah Speech and Hearing Center, Dubee assisted in the organization of the Sound Start Benefit auction event.  In 2015, she participated in the collection of silent and live auction items and the designing of gift certificates. The auction surpassed all past efforts by raising an impressive $30,000 with the efforts of Dubee.

Dubee currently works as a billing specialist at the Savannah Speech and Hearing Center.  She is responsible for processing claims, patient statements, personal data, post transactions as well as overseeing unpaid or denied claims.  In addition, Dubee assists in translations for Spanish-speaking clients.

Dubee received a B.A. in Spanish and a minor in economics at Armstrong State University and is currently a post BACC student with plans to apply to the speech pathology and public health graduate program in the fall.  During her undergraduate time at Armstrong, she was president of Armstrong’s NSSLHA and a member of The Spanish Honor Society.  She is a member of the American Speech Language Hearing Association, the Georgia Speech Language Hearing Association, Armstrong’s NSSLHA and The National Society of Collegiate Scholars.  In her free time, Dubee enjoys volunteering at the Savannah Human Society and spending time outdoors, biking, camping, and traveling.

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

**ONE VOLUNTEER HOUR MAKES A DIFFERENCE**

  • The estimated dollar value of volunteer time is $20.25 per hour.
  • Savannah Speech and Hearing Volunteers gave over 828 hours.

Please call Ann Curry, Volunteer Coordinator, to schedule your volunteer hours today!

Share

Visit Us On TwitterVisit Us On FacebookVisit Us On YoutubeCheck Our Feed