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

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Blind Community Center

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 40 people are interested
The current BCC building replaced the original in 2000 and was completely funded through donations from Lions Clubs, generous individuals, and many local organizations. Plaques inside the lobby pay tribute to all donors to whom we are very grateful.

Blind and visually impaired students attend craft classes at the BCC every weekday. One of our goals at the BCC is to foster independence. Most of our students are not totally blind, they suffer from varying degrees of low vision. Volunteers don't make the crafts for the blind, they help students make the crafts for themselves. Our participants are very proud of their creations and enter some of 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, lamps, jewelry, and many other items. We try and help them make whatever they want to make.

On Mondays and Tuesdays craft class hours are 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. If you enjoy working with fun people and like crafting, this may be an opportunity for you. We serve lunch every day at 11:30 a.m. so crafting stops for lunch and resumes at 12:00 p.m. Please call or email if you have questions and would like to join our Blind Community Center craft class.

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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.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1805 Upas streetSan Diego, CA 92103

(32.74088,-117.14582)
 

SKILLS

  • Painting
  • Pottery
  • Crocheting
  • Knitting

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. Wednesday Ceramics 10:00 a.m. - 1 p.m. Thursday and Friday various 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.

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