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ORGANIZATION: Saavi Services for the Blind

Saavi Services for the Blind is in need of a Braille Room Assistant at our Phoenix campus!

Our volunteers provide us with the organizational capacity to continue working towards our vision: A world where blind individuals are equal contributors locally, nationally and throughout the world, demonstrating it is not what you can see; it is what you can do.

Saavi Services for the Blind is a vocational rehabilitation training center providing skills training in nonvisual techniques to people of all ages.

Whether a student is new to blindness or has received training in the past and would like to learn new skills, our goal is to provide skills training so our students may lead productive, independent lives. Our programs serve individuals of all ages, from children to seniors, all with the goal of providing confidence and skill-building opportunities through training and education.

How you’ll help us:

Saavi is in need of someone to assist our braille instructors in supporting our students. Braille literacy is a core component of our program that significantly affects employment outcomes. Our ideal volunteer can give 10 hours a week to:

  • Assist students with talking book library sign ups
  • Assist in mailing talking books
  • Organize learning materials in braille classroom
  • Assist with adapting popular board and card games
  • Assist with minor binding projects

Sometimes it is hard to believe in the effectiveness of nonvisual skills if you have never observed them in action. For this reason, we believe that role modeling is a key part of our training program. Thus, all employees and volunteers go through basic immersion training. This training allows staff to not only gain nonvisual skills but also to gain a deeper understanding of a positive philosophy of blindness.

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About Saavi Services for the Blind

Location:

3767 E GRANT RD, TUCSON, AZ 85716, US

Mission Statement

SAAVI cultivates growth and opportunity for blind people through nonvisual skills training; demonstrating that all challenges have solutions, while fostering self-efficacy through empowerment and confidence.

Description

SAAVI Services for the Blind is a blindness rehabilitation training center; providing skills training in nonvisual techniques to people of all ages.

Whether a student is new to blindness or has received training in the past and would like to learn new skills, our goal is to provide skills training so our students may lead productive, independent lives. Our programs serve a variety of individuals of all ages, from children to seniors, all with the goal of providing confidence and skill-building opportunities through training and education.

By participating in our programs, our students can gain the confidence and skills that allow them to return to the workforce, pursue secondary education, or begin the path towards a new career.

SAAVI believes in a world where blind individuals are determined, bold, and self-reliant - contributing locally, nationally, and throughout the world. It’s not what you can see that matters; it’s what you can do!

Expect More!

Achieve More!

Become more!

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Employment
People with Disabilities
Children & Youth, Employment, People with Disabilities

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

4222 East Thomas RoadSuite 150Phoenix, AZ 85018

(33.48081,-111.99086)
 

SKILLS

  • Administrative Support
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Organization
  • People Skills

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • 10 hours a week
  • Volunteers must be vaccinated, and willing to adhere to all Covid-19 related safety policies.

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