The following information has been provided for students who are interested in volunteer activities related to the Speech Pathology & Audiology fields. Included below are opportunities for working with children who are nonverbal, deaf, have speech or articulation disorders, or fluency disorders. Opportunities to work with people with various disabilities are also available.
- Cincinnati Center for Autism. The Cincinnati Center for Autism offers many opportunities for student involvement throughout the summer and academic year. In the summer, they offer a morning/afternoon summer camp, outdoor adventure camp, and monthly teen nights. Teen Night Out and Parent Night Out are also offered during the academic year.
- Safe Haven Farms. Safe Haven Farms is a non-profit organization offering residential, day and community services for individuals on the autism spectrum. It provides a variety of meaningful living, working, learning and leisure activities in a safe and accepting farm environment, where every individual is respected as a valued and contributing community member. For more information, please email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Oxford Seniors. Oxford Senior Center puts on many social events that require volunteer assistance. During the academic year, the National Student Speech-Language and Hearing Association (NSSLHA) put on their own social events. For more information, please call 513-523-8100.
- Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center offers many opportunities for volunteering. All volunteer activities support the needs of the patients, families, and staff. Playing games with patients, visiting patient rooms, delivering toys, and offering breaks to tired parents are just a few of the activities that our volunteers perform.
- Nationwide Children’s Hospital (Columbus). The Columbus Children’s Hospital needs assistance in raising money for the services that they offer patients.
- Recreation Unlimited. Recreation Unlimited provides “year-round programs in sports, recreation, and education for children with disabilities and health concerns.” In addition to year-round weekend camps, Recreation Unlimited provides Summer residential camps and day camps for both children and adults with physical and developmental disabilities along with their typically-developing friends or siblings. Specialty camps such as the Prader-Willi Syndrome Camp are also available.