What can ASL students do for you?
Our students can volunteer in special events such as:
- Sports admission
- Formal events
- Assisting in events
- Tickets admission
- Teacher’s assistants
- Office assistants
What can our Interpreting students do for you?
Students are required to work in teams of two
Interpreting students offer volunteer interpreting services for events where certified interpreters are not required by law. https://adata.org/learn-about-ada.
This experience will help them learn how to interpret and work with Deaf people in the community and prepare to be skilled professional interpreters. All requests are reviewed and approved by department faculty then sent to students.
Examples of the kind of events where students provide interpreting include:
- Family reunions
- Sporting events or lessons
- Birthday parties
- Co-op housing meetings
- Bible study groups
- Cub Scouts
- Deaf children’s activities
- Children’s activities that Deaf parents wish to attend
Students cannot provide interpreting services at any assignment which has funding available to pay professional interpreters or is required by applicable Federal, State, or Local laws including but not limited to:
- Mental Health
- Police interviews
Check out the reviews on our ACC volunteer students
TSD Database Support Specialist
Just wanted to let you know that we received RAVE reviews about our ACC Volunteers that helped with the Lego League on Saturday. One quote was, “…perfection! Wish we could’ve had them all day.” If we do it again next year I will open up some all day slots for anyone brave enough to join us for the full time. Thanks again for helping us get that set up!
“The workshop was to build a safer community and this event had successfully facilitated the communications between Deaf, DeafBlind, and Interpreters. The beautiful process of that wouldn’t happen without ACC’s volunteering students.”
“The ASL students from ACC did a phenomenal job in assisting with admission and registration. They were motivated and friendly. Thank you!”
ACL Music Festival ASL Program Manager
“ACC students are honestly the most amazing group of staff I have had the pleasure to manage. The Student Team Lead could not have been a more wonderful, competent, hard working right hand woman! One of the interpreters was brought to tears thanking her for all she did for our team. She was a perfect addition. Her contributions were above and beyond what I expected! I could not have done it without her, and am not sure how I did it last year! Again, I can’t thank you enough, and I look forward to hopefully working with you and your amazing crew next year!”
Texas School for the Deaf Booster Club President
“We wish to express our gratitude and enthusiasm in working with the ACC’s ASL program for providing us volunteer students in working our concession stand. With ACC students, it creates a win-win opportunity for us to be able to fundraise and the students to be immersed in an all ASL environment to improve their skills at receptive signing skills to understand the order being placed. The concession coordinator has always been able to rely on the ACC’s ASL program to meet the need. Thank you again and looking forward to many more years of partnership!”