Corporate Volunteer Opportunities

Career Preparation Mock Interviews

February, April, October & December 2018
Our Career Services program provides training and assistance for visually impaired people who are looking for a job. An important part of this service is preparing clients for the interview including practicing traveling to an unfamiliar location for the interview. We are looking for a group of corporate volunteers who are willing to conduct mock interviews for these program participants at their place of work. Each session consists of approximately six participants. At most we would require one staff person per student for the mock interviews which would take no longer than 30 minutes each. At most 6 staff members or at least 2 or 3 staff persons would conduct more than one interview. The event can end with a 30 minute debrief for a greater learning experience. The students would be accompanied by 2-3 Career Services Counselors.
Financial Contribution: None
Volunteers Required: 6
Date: 4 times annually
Time: TBD
Location: Your corporate office

Halloween Activities – Heilbrunn School

October 31, 2018
Participate in craft workshops, trick-or-treating, lunch and more, with the students from the Heilbrunn School. Come in your corporate t-shirt or your best costume to participate in the fun! This will be an opportunity to work one on one with students who are visually impaired and have other disabilities and create a memorable Halloween experience!
Financial Contribution: $800
Volunteers Required: 10
Date: October 31, 2018
Time: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Location: Lighthouse Guild, 250 West 64th Street @ West End Avenue

Halloween Party – Seniors

October 31, 2018
Have a ghoulish good time with our seniors as a sponsor for the annual Halloween Party! You will host spooky activities, provide light refreshments, dance with them on the dance floor, judge the costume contest and more.
Financial Contribution: $1000
Volunteers Required: 10
Date: October 31, 2018
Time: 9:30 am – 2:00 pm
Location: Lighthouse Guild, 250 West 64th Street @ West End Avenue

Turkey Trot

November 19, 2018
Celebrate Thanksgiving with the participants in our Adult Day Health Center Volunteers will help with the activities planned for the participants of the program such as their famous “turkey race”; “pin the waddle on the turkey”; “the turkey shoot and turkey throw”, and much, much more. Volunteers will also help guide the participants from one location to another, and assist the program staff with the lunch service.
Financial Contribution: $200
Volunteers Required: 8
Date: November 19, 2018
Time: 10:00 am – 2:30 pm
Location: Lighthouse Guild, 250 West 64th Street @ West End Avenue

A-Caroling We Go

December 2018 (To Be Determined)
Under the leadership of Dr. Leslie Jones and the direction of Dr. Dalia Sakas, members of the Music School ensemble visit local businesses and corporations to delight employees and passersby with warmth and cheer as the ensemble members sing holiday carols. Volunteers are needed as sighted guides to assist the ensemble members as they navigate various venues in midtown Manhattan. If your team would like to volunteer for this event, you will need to attend sighted-guide training.
Date: December 2018
Time: 10:45 am -5:00 pm (must be able to do the entire tour)
Volunteers Required: 10
Place: Lighthouse Guild (all volunteers meet at Lighthouse Guild) 250 West 64th Street @ West
End Avenue
Human guide training is required for participation in this event. We can work with you to identify the best time to conduct the training (date TBD.)

Lighthouse Guild Annual Holiday Celebration

December 2018
Make the Holiday season brighter for the children in the Heilbrunn School and/or our seniors in the Adult Day Health Care Program. We invite corporate and community volunteer groups as well as individual volunteers to sponsor a student or senior and provide a personalized gift package for each. The candidates identifying information is provided at the time of sponsorship. To sponsor a student or senior, contact Sharon Montrose at MontroseS@lighthouseguild.org.
Date: December 2018
Place: Lighthouse Guild, 250 West 64th Street @ West End Avenue

Reading Program: Bring the Reading program to Your Location

(Weekdays) Ongoing

Do you want to bring an ongoing service opportunity to your company? The Reading Services Program is looking for locations for adults with vision loss to have 1- or 2-hour reading sessions with a volunteer. The mission of this program is to ensure that printed material for personal, educational or professional use is accessible to people with vision loss. The client will provide the reading material. The content can range from personal mail to newspapers, magazines, mail books, and textbooks, class notes and research materials and a wide variety of business documents. To participate, the company must provide a private space for the reading pair to read that is available at the same time each week. Access to a computer, printer or WiFi is ideal. The minimum commitment is six months.


Visionary Partners Program

Lighthouse Guild’s Visionary Partner Program offers numerous levels by which corporations can have an immediate, positive impact on the lives of people who are visually impaired. For more information about this program, please contact Cheryl A. Pemberton Graves at Gravesc@lighthouseguild.org. Examples of these opportunities can be found below.

  • Yoga instruction for students with multiple disabilities in the Heilbrunn School – Yoga is a valuable tool that is beneficial to practitioners on a physical, mental and emotional levels. It fosters independence, curiosity and respect for their bodies and stimulates their life force. The School would like to periodically conduct these session for the  students.
    Donation: $210 per 3.5 hour session
  • Music Education with Lincoln Center for teens in the Saturday Youth Transition Program – Through musical performances. Lincoln Center Education’s mission is to enrich the lives of students by providing opportunities for engagement with the arts onstage, in the classroom, digitally, and in the community.
    Donation: TBD
  • Art Farm at the Heilbrunn School – Create an opportunity for students with vision loss to have up-close encounters with chinchillas, lizards, frogs, rabbits, turtles and many other amazing animals!
    Donation: $1,440 for three visits.

Thank you for your generous corporate and volunteer support!