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LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Do you want to make a direct positive impact on the life of a nearby blind community member? Either in-person or virtually, you can support a blind individual in a variety of ways:

Sighted Task Support: You can aid in some areas where a sighted volunteer might make a task easier - reading mail, completing documents, grocery support, and more!
* We are looking for in-person volunteers throughout the Bay Area and as far north as Napa.

Friendly Visitor: Be a friendly visitor for an isolated blind adult by forming a strong relationship and just chatting. You can meet with folks weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly and will get to choose the frequency when you pick who you would like to work with.

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About LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired


1155 Market Street, 10th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103, US

Mission Statement

Founded in 1902, San Francisco's LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired promotes the independence, equality and self-reliance of people who are blind or have low vision.


Headquartered in San Francisco, California, LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired provides education, training, advocacy, and community for blind individuals in California and around the world. Founded and based in San Francisco since 1902, the LightHouse is one of the largest and most established comprehensive blindness organizations in North America, with a wide variety of programs to suit a wide variety of needs, as well as a rich network of blindness advocates and professionals. We offer programs and trainings for blind individuals ranging from orientation and mobility training, access technology training, employment immersion, health and wellness, and many more. While we are headquarted in San Francisco, we serve clients all over the Greater Bay Area.

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We'll work with your schedule.


Multiple locations San Francisco, CA 94103



  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • You will establish a meeting schedule with whomever you are assisting, usually a weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly basis. A 6-month commitment is highly preferred.
  • If you will be meeting in-person, a background check will be required (paid for by LightHouse) as well as orientation and training. Additionally, if meeting in-person, COVID-19 vaccination is required.

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