Blind and visually impaired people attend craft classes at the BCC every weekday. Ideally, we wold love to teach several volunteers how to make our crafts, and then our new volunteers can sit with our members and teach them and assist them. One of our goals at the BCC is to foster independence. Volunteers don't make the crafts for the blind, they help the blind make the crafts for themselves. Our participants are very proud of their creations and enter them into the San Diego County Fair every year.
Crafts include fabric wreaths, safety pin and beaded lamps, beaded angels, leather items, macrame, copper tooling pictures, crocheting, knitting on a loom to make hats and scarves. Our crafters make Holiday items, jewelry, and many other items. We try and help them make whatever they want to make.
On Mondays and Tuesdays, we have a Continuing Education Instructor on site and she could really use an assistant. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday we would love to have volunteer crafters help our current volunteers keep up with the demand of our blind and low vision participants. They are eager and love to create. They just need a little help.
Good Match For
People 55+ Group
Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- 2-4 hour time slots or longer - any weekday
- Must have a good attitude, be patient, be able to work with people with disabilities