There are many ways that you can help us complete our work in providing hearing healthcare to low-income children and adults in Northern California and beyond.
You can help give the Gift of Hearing! Here are different ways to help Pacific Hearing Connection directly by volunteering your time and expertise. Don't see your preferred activity? Make a suggestion on our volunteer sign up!
Drive patients to and from appointments
Many of our patients have limited or no reliable transportation, making it difficult to keep appointments and receive service. If you live in Santa Clara or San Mateo County, and would be willing to drive patients to and from our office in Los Altos a few times per month, please let us know!
Interpret at appointments for non-English speaking patients
We have a significant number of patients with limited English speaking capabilities, making communication, testing, education, or even just scheduling a challenge. We are currently most in need of Mandarin, Cantonese, Spanish, and Russian interpreters, but other languages are welcome as we are always looking to increase accessibility to our services.
Help with administrative work
Our nonprofit takes a lot of time and effort to run, and we could always use a helping hand with day-to-day activities like managing schedules, processing paperwork, and follow up communication with patients. Please note that we would request long-term commitment for admin work; training will be provided.
Serve bank hours
Our volunteer service program allows us to thank our community for supporting our organization and making it possible to offer the reduced fees on our sliding scale. You can help give the Gift of Hearing by "banking" volunteer hours at a charity or organization of your choice. This can help a patient who needs to complete hours but faces health restrictions (like chemotherapy) which may prevent them from dealing with the public. Your banked hours will directly benefit someone in receiving their hearing aids!
As a nonprofit serving low-income individuals, we have limited resources. We rely on donations, grants, volunteers, and other sources of income to be sustainable. If you have experience with crowdfunding or applying for grants, have connections to corporate foundations or donation matching programs, or are just willing to make phone or direct mail requests on behalf of Pacific Hearing Connection, please let us know!
Spread the word
You know your community best – is there a church group looking for a volunteer speaker? Community center bulletin board that could display an informational poster? Doctor’s office where brochures would be helpful? Online community that could be linked to Pacific Hearing Connection? Help us spread the word by distributing literature, posting on social media, and telling your family and friends about our mission and services!
Translate forms from English into other languages
One of our goals as an organization is to be intersectional as possible in our work. Having our forms and literature available in multiple languages makes it that much easier for potential patients to get the hearing healthcare they need. We are currently most in need of Mandarin, Cantonese, Spanish, and Russian translators, but other languages are welcome as we are always looking to increase accessibility to our services.