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  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 50 people are interested
 

The Blind Community Center of San Diego is looking for volunteers to assist with craft classes.

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ORGANIZATION: Blind Community Center

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 50 people are interested
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In person classes at the BCC were suspended in 2020 and have been 100% virtual since then. We are slowly re-opening and are ready to resume in person craft classes.

Because many of our blind and low vision students have underlying conditions leaving them vulnerable to COVID, the following precautions are necessary. Mask wearing is mandatory at all times. All volunteers must be up to date on vaccinations and booster shots. Distancing and hand sanitizing is required. Indoor classes will remain small until it is safe to hold larger classes. Students and volunteers will have a specific schedule assigned to them. In person craft classes at the BCC will be held on Mondays and Tuesdays.

One of the goals at the BCC is to foster independence. Volunteers don't make the crafts for the blind, they help students make the crafts for themselves. All crafts will be taught to volunteers prior to working with students.

On Mondays and Tuesdays craft class hours are from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. If you enjoy working with fun people and like crafting, this may be an opportunity for you. Please email if you have questions and would like to join our Blind Community Center craft class.

2 Shifts

  • 09:00 AM to 01:00 PM
    The right volunteer will help blind and low vision crafters on Mondays by first learning the craft and then assisting class participants.
  • 09:00 AM to 01:00 PM
    The right volunteer will help blind and low vision crafters on Tuesdays by first learning the craft and then assisting class participants.
  • NONE OF THESE TIMES WORK FOR ME, BUT I CAN STILL HELP
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No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.

About Blind Community Center

Location:

1805 UPAS ST, SAN DIEGO, CA 92103, US

Mission Statement

The Mission of the Blind Community Center is to enrich the lives of blind and visually impaired adults, preparing them for a normal, active life in a society that is principally sighted.

Description

The Blind Community Center (BCC) is a 501c3 charity, established in 1949 at 1805 Upas street in Balboa Park. The BCC gives blind and low vision people in our community a place to go every day to relax or just have fun. Our participants are able to socialize with their peers, practice independence skills, make crafts, play games, and enjoy a free lunch. We have water skiing and surfing in the summertime and activities like karaoke, bingo and cribbage all year long. Social activities help people stay healthy and motivated to live a better life. Our participants look forward to monthly BCC parties and special Holiday events. We are looking for volunteers who can help us continue our legacy of making a better life for the blind and visually impaired in our community.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
People with Disabilities
Seniors
Community, People with Disabilities, Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 2 shifts

WHERE

1805 Upas streetSan Diego, CA 92103

(32.74088,-117.14582)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Monday Crafts 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Tuesday Crafts 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Must have a good attitude, be patient, be able to work with people with disabilities and want to have fun. Crafting knowledge is a plus, and the ability to learn new crafts is a must.

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