Volunteer Opportunities

How You Can Help People with Vision Loss

There are many ways you can help people who are blind or visually impaired. We offer flexible day, evening and weekend hours, and provide training for specialized service areas. Below are the areas of volunteer opportunities we offer, and the openings currently available.

Volunteer Application


Service Areas

Medical and Vision Services

Volunteers provide heartfelt support in our clinic, which provides medical services for clients with vision loss, chronic illnesses and other disabilities. Volunteers provide administrative support and general assistance to administrative staff including filing, faxing, answering telephones obtaining authorizations, verifying insurance eligibility, scheduling appointments, assisting new clients, etc.
Commitment: Multiple Days/Week
Time: Weekdays


Creative Services

Volunteers proficient in select desktop publishing programs provide graphic design assistance on special projects. Skilled photographers assist with photo documentation of Lighthouse Guild programs and services and at special events. Writers assist with developing or editing content for various Lighthouse Guild communications.
Commitment: Occasionally
Time: Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends


Internships

Learn as you volunteer. Student interns provide staffing support in Lighthouse Guild departments and learn to master technical, administrative, communication and project management skills specific to the needs of their assigned department. Internships are unpaid and available to college and graduate students.
Commitment: Multiple Days/Week
Time: Weekdays


Office Assistant

Perfect your skills. Volunteers provide administrative support on projects, programs and services. Tasks include clerical, reception, computer work and project coordination. Knowledge of Microsoft Office is generally required.
Commitment: Weekly, Occasionally
Time: Monday – Friday


Reading Services

Volunteers read to adults who are blind or visually impaired. Reading materials cover a wide range of topics and support the client’s academic, employment, leisure or personal reading needs. Clients provide their own reading materials, and sessions last for two hours. Volunteers must be able to speak clearly and read at a college level.
Commitment: Weekly, On-call
Time: Weekdays, Evenings, Saturdays


Special Events

Volunteers assist with guest registration, product or information distribution, hospitality, and staffing, act as guides and help to ensure the event runs smoothly. Events include, but are not limited to, seminars and guest lectures.
Commitment: Occasionally
Time: Weekdays, Evenings


Youth Programs

Volunteers assist instructors in recreational, educational, and social programs for youth between the ages of 7-18 who are visually impaired. Two letters of reference and experience interacting with youth is required.
Commitment: (October – June, 9am – 3pm) 1-3 days/month
Time: Saturday