d/Deaf Peer Mentor

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ORGANIZATION: Idealist.org

Recruiting Organization: Dayle McIntosh Center

Program Overview

Our Deaf Services Program empowers d/Deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals with resources and support to succeed. The program offers various forms of assistance from daily living skills to benefits counseling, housing services, peer support, and driver’s license readiness. Quarterly workshops and Deaf Sensitivity Training sessions are also provided.


  • Create educational materials to promote ASL learning.
  • Help teach useful ASL terms to individuals who are learning sign language.
  • Assist with teaching d/Deaf consumers how to use digital communication tools such as Zoom, email, and video phones while offering guidance on proper etiquette for each tool.
  • Help d/Deaf consumers learn how to schedule appointments and how to avoid calendar conflicts.
  • Teach consumers how to utilize different techniques of housing search and give them a better understanding of how to be proactive in their search.
  • Offer encouragement and support to d/Deaf consumers.
  • Log all communications with consumers and provide notes to staff members.

Desired Qualities

  • Fluent in American Sign Language (ASL)
  • Proficient reading comprehension
  • Comfortable with Zoom
  • Comfortable using basic office equipment and Microsoft Windows
  • Friendly attitude and a reliable team member


  • Member of the d/Deaf community
  • Complete the interview, pass a background check, and attend orientation
  • Wear a face mask in the office
  • Log volunteer hours after every shift
  • Keep the Volunteer Coordinator informed about any changes or concerns
  • Minimum 4 hours of service per month
  • Maintain the confidentiality of Dayle McIntosh Center information


  • Flexible scheduling: Shifts available on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8:30am to 5:00pm

Stipend ProvidedFalse

Training ProvidedFalse

Housing AvailableFalse

Language/Cultral Support AvailableFalse

Wheelchair Accessible

Fee RequiredFalse

Fee Amount: None

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About Idealist.org


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Mission Statement

To bridge the gap between intention and action in order to bring about social impact.


Idealist is a leading online global resource for finding jobs in the nonprofit sector, as well as volunteer opportunities and graduate school programs for social impact.


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