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Starkey Hearing Foundation Seeks World Travelers

September 6 2011 | by

A boy in Africa fitted with a hearing aid from Starkey

The Starkey Hearing Foundation is looking for “ambitious and warm-hearted” young adults age 18 to 26 to participate in a volunteer program that will be turned into a 13-episode documentary centered around Starkey’s philanthropic work in third-world countries.

As fans of Celebrity Apprentice know, actor and Starkey Foundation ambassador Marlee Matlin showcased the nonprofit’s flagship program on national T.V. earlier this year. Viewers saw Deaf African children’s eyes light up when they heard sound for the first time with a hearing aid, and Matlin raised more than $1 million for the foundation. Other celebrity ambassadors include Miley Cyrus, Bill Rancic, and Meat Loaf.

Volunteers must currently live in Southern California, and if chosen, will travel to new countries to help Starkey succeed in its mission. Week to week, volunteers will be creating robust charitable projects in every country the series visits, participating in an effort that will leave behind the resources, know how and understanding to create lasting, positive change.

“We’re looking six young adults who may be at a crossroad in their lives, and looking for a purpose with a drive to make positive changes in the world,” says Jaime Cesarz, an associate producer at Kassting, the company that is casting for The Starkey Project. Interested candidates can contact Cesarz at jaime (at) or apply online here.

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