The Clarke Volunteer Program

Volunteers are an integral part of achieving our mission of providing children who are deaf and hard of hearing with the listening, learning and spoken language skills they need to succeed. Every person has something unique to offer, and we are careful to match your interests and availability with an activity that will be as rewarding for you as it is beneficial for our students.

Want to get involved? Email us at to learn about volunteer opportunities in your area. We look forward to working with you!

Ways To Get Involved

Below are some ideas of how you might get involved at Clarke:

In the Classroom

  • Babysitting for Parent Meetings Clarke holds several Parent Support Group meetings throughout the year.  We need high school students willing to babysit on-site, in the evening, and help organize activities for students and siblings who accompany their parents to the meeting. 
  • Community Service Projects High school and college students can gain service hours by volunteering your time, both individually and as a group, to help prepare arts and crafts activities, sort toys and teaching materials, organize our library and art supplies, and help with student activities.
  • Be a Guest Reader Share your favorite stories with one of the classes.  Each classroom has a designated story time when guest readers are encouraged. 
  • Share Your Talents If you sing, dance, or play an instrument our children would love to see you perform!  Also, you could bring your sports team, dance team, cheerleading team and teach our children about your favorite sport or activity. 

Beyond the Classroom

  • Event Planning Clarke plans events all year long and is always in need of volunteers to help with our fundraisers, open houses, auctions, holiday parties, and other events throughout the year. Event volunteers might be involved with the planning, the day of event facilitation, or both!
  • Talk & Tours Schedule a breakfast or lunch meeting at Clarke for a group from your school, local civic organization, sorority or fraternity, club, church or business.  You will be able to tour our building, meet our children, and observe classroom lessons and speech therapy sessions. Learn about what is possible today for children with hearing loss. 
  • Speakers Bureau Arrange for one of Clarke’s experts to present at your next meeting. Clarke’s professional staff is available to present at your Rotary Club, Chamber of Commerce, Corporate, Civic, Church or Community group.  It is a great way to learn more about Clarke Schools and their life-changing services.
  • Host a House Party Host a small gathering, including a few Clarke staff, in your home for a casual informational session.  An informal setting in a private home provides a great opportunity to familiarize new friends with Clarke.
  • Organize a Fundraising Event Does your civic organization host an annual breakfast? Are you interested in planning a fun-run? In either case, we’d love to get involved!