Our members have responded with the many volunteer hours needed to have a successful Expo, Thank You!

HLAA-Sarasota/Manatee hosts monthly meetings, organizes social events and participates in community outreach.  We always have a need for volunteers for the Chapter meetings, such as membership assistance, 50/50 raffle and social hour. We have a special wish list for a Graphic Artist, a Grant Research/Writer and a Telephone Chair..

The Chapter is active in Outreach at the Farmers Market, Health Fairs, public events and knowledgeable members are encouraged to assist us. There are so many ways you can make a difference. 

Please contact Anne Taylor at membership@hlas.org if you can pay it forward with your time to help educate and advocate for the 145,000 community members with hearing loss.

HLAA-Sarasota/Manatee hosts monthly meetings, organizes social events and participates in community outreach.  In the past few years, the Chapter has grown to over 200 members and the Board is committed to continuing that growth. In order to accomplish this, your support is necessary.

Volunteers Needed!

We are looking for volunteers in the below areas. Requirements – You must be an avid e-mail user who checks your e-mail on a daily basis. All our communications are by e-mail.

- Volunteer Coordinator
- Grant Writing
- Telephone callers to promote events, membership, and more
- Sell raffle tickets at the chapter meetings
- Membership Committee
- Outreach/Event Staff
- Etc!!

Each of us can make a difference. And we believe two of the greatest skills we can possess are a willingness to try and a passion to help. Attitude is everything! So if you want to get involved, we will train you!


Certified Peer Mentor(s) Joan Haber, Anne Taylor
Membership Anne Taylor
Listen Up Newsletter Richard Williams
Educational Program Joan Haber
WebMaster Bob Leonard/JoAnne DeVries
Hearing Loop Advocacy Program JoAnne DeVries
Between The Covers Book Club JoAnne DeVries
Private Eyes Movie Program Anne Taylor
Curtain Time Theatre Program Betsy Roberts/Anne Taylor
Legislative Committee Richard Williams
Public Relations JoAnne DeVries
Evening Hearing Group Dr. Lyndsey Nalu, Bob Leonard
Farmer’s Market Outreach Dave Donnelly
HLAA-FL Coordination JoAnne DeVries, Flo Innes, Anne Taylor
Meeting Set Up HLAA-Sarasota Board
Assistive Listening Devices Flo Innes
Greeters HLAA-Sarasota Board
Outreach JoAnne DeVries, Dave Donnelly
Events / Fundraising Maria Anderson, JoAnne DeVries
HLAS Library Open – volunteers needed
Captions (C.A.R.T.) Sponsorships Jack & Dee Boenau, Americaption