Corporate Volunteer Opportunities

Senior Program: Casino Game/Craft Day for Seniors

November 2018
The Adult Day Health Care Program of Lighthouse Guild needs a team of 10 volunteers to help our visually impaired participants by engaging them in activities that create physical, mental, and creative stimuli. The Adult Day Health Care program provides support to people with a diagnosed chronic medical condition, and a functional vision problem. The support includes companionship, activities, nutrition, health care, and therapy. We need a team of volunteers to create a special day and manage a combination of activities which physically, mentally and creatively challenge program participants. We would like to have a casino game day complete with horse racing, roulette, blackjack and the like or crafting activities.

Financial Contribution:  $1,225
Volunteers Required: 10
Date: Flexible
Time: 9:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Location:  250 West 64th Street @ West End Avenue

Got Talent? How About Entertaining Seniors?

(Date Flexible)
Is there a dancer, singer or other performer in you yearning to break free?  This may be your chance.  We are interested in having an integrated variety show for our Adult Day Health Care Program. Our seniors will perform as well.  Your team would come ready to perform. We can arrange a two-hour show in the morning or a one hour show in the afternoon with time before and after for escorting the seniors to the venue, event set up, event breakdown and if necessary escorting program participants around the venue.

Financial Contribution: $ 200
Volunteers Required: 8 -15 depending upon the number of performances.
Date: Flexible
Time: Either 9:30 am – 1:00 pm or 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Location:  Lighthouse Guild, 250 West 64th Street @ West End Avenue

Financial Literacy for Teens

(Flexible) November 2018 – April 2019
If your company has a financial literacy curriculum geared towards middle school or high school age children we welcome the opportunity to bring this program to our middle school students in the Youth Skills Program and our high school students in our Youth Transition Program. Our Rehabilitation Youth Services programs enable teens with vision loss to build confidence and independent living skills to achieve success in school and, ultimately, in the working world.  A team of volunteers of your choosing is needed on a Saturday to conduct these workshops during program hours.

Financial Contribution:  None or lunch for the group is optional.
Volunteers Required: Based upon the trainer’s discretion
Date: Flexible
Time: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm on a Saturday
Location: 250 West 64th Street, New York NY 10023

Career Preparation Mock Interviews

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: 10:00 am (flexible)
Location: Your corporate office

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

Behavioral Health Holiday Party

December 7, 2018
Celebrate the holiday with the clients in our Behavioral Health Program! Behavioral Health helps people with vision loss and their families address the anxiety and depression often experienced when losing vision. For 1.5 hours, you will host the party, serve refreshments, lead the holiday sing-a-long and crafting workshops to create an environment filled with holiday cheer!

Financial Contribution:  $800
Volunteers Required: 16
Date:  December 7, 2018
Time:  11:30 am – 2:30 pm
Location:  Lighthouse Guild, 250 West 64th Street @ West End Avenue

Team Empowerment Conference

(Flexible) November 2018 – April 2019
A diverse team of corporate professionals will lead a series of 45-minute workshops for visually impaired teens on a variety of topics that will empower them in three ways. They will: 1. be able to find more value in their academic work, 2. begin to prepare for the work world and, 3. develop a foundation for a financially responsible life. The topics will include:

  • Financial readiness. The components of a paycheck and the need for a budget. (2 volunteers)
  • Mock interviews, the right and wrong things to do during job interviews. (4 volunteers)
  • The world of work. How the classes you take now lead to careers. (3 volunteers)
  • Workplace attire; what’s right, what’s wrong. (4 volunteers)
  • Selling yourself, how to create your elevator speech. (4 volunteers)

Financial Contribution:  $1,070
Volunteers Required: 17
Date: Flexible
Time: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM on Saturday
Location:  250 West 64th Street @ West End Avenue

A-Caroling We Go

December 19, 2018
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 19, 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. To make a donation, financial or in-kind, contact Cheryl A. Pemberton-Graves at GravesC@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.

  • 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

Thank you for your generous corporate and volunteer support!