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ORGANIZATION: Idealist.org

Recruiting Organization: Saavi Services for the Blind

Saavi Services for the Blind is in need of a Social Worker at our Phoenix, AZ 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 help students locate, apply for, and receive resources available in our community. Having basic needs met allows our students to fully devote their time and energy to working on their skills. Our ideal volunteer can give 4-10 hours a week to:

  • Identify resources in the community that may help student’s fulfill unmet needs such as affordable housing, food assistance, medical insurance
  • Assist clients in applying for/connecting with local programs and federal programs such as SNAP, Medicare, and Medicaid
  • Research existing programs and create a resource bank for future use

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.

Stipend ProvidedFalse

Training ProvidedFalse

Housing AvailableFalse

Language/Cultral Support AvailableFalse

Wheelchair Accessible

Fee RequiredFalse

Fee Amount: None

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Mission Statement

To bridge the gap between intention and action in order to bring about social impact.

Description

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CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
People with Disabilities
Seniors
Children & Youth, People with Disabilities, Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

4222 East Thomas RoadSuite 150Phoenix, AZ 85018

(33.48081,-111.99086)
 

SKILLS

  • Human Resources Diversity
  • Public Advocacy

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • WEEKDAYS, FEW_HOURS_WEEK

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