Help Visually Impaired Clients at Our Clinic in NYC


(40.77252,-73.980385)
 

Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

15 W 65th stNew York, NY 10023


About

The Arlene R. Gordon Research Institute conducts studies designed to translate scientific findings and technological advances into useful solutions for people living with vision loss.

Lighthouse Guild has a grant to increase usage of public transportation. We are tracking perceptions and transit usage patterns of our clients before and after rehabilitation intervention. The vice president needs a volunteer with a great telephone voice and an empathetic demeanor to assist the department by administering a questionnaire to Lighthouse Guild Clients.

Qualifications

  • Must be flexible and a self-starter who can adapt in a fast changing environment.
  • Must demonstrate a commitment to outstanding customer service.
  • Must be friendly with excellent communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience working in a doctor’s office, hospital or other health care facility is preferred.
  • Must be tech savvy and smart phone literate.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality is essential.
  • Bilingual Spanish speaking is preferred but not required.Other language skills are a plus.
  • Sighted Guide training required.
  • Mandatory participation in program training required before service.

Details of the Opportunity: The volunteers selected to participate in this opportunity are required to participate in a preliminary meeting in December and a mandatory training that will take place during the second week in January 2017. The volunteer will then be required to serve minimally in a regular shift from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm Monday through Friday at least one day per week for at least 8 months. Alternately, when all time slots are filled a volunteer will be asked to serve as a substitute Client Service Representative when a regular volunteer is not available. A health form and proof of immunizations must be completed by physician. All candidates must be tested for TB prior to volunteering and submit to background check.
Please submit a resume to volunteer@lighthouseguild.org. Please include the hours you are available to work in your letter. Direct all questions to the Volunteer Resources Department (646) 874-8688.

Attire: Business casual (no jeans, no sneakers) required.

Skills

  • Verbal / Written Communication

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 4-6 hours per week

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