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Sighted Guides for Walking with Blind or Low Vision Clients in Loop Area

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ORGANIZATION: Blind Service Association

  • 23 people are interested
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Enjoy fresh air, exercise, and meet new people while volunteering as a Sighted Guide* assisting blind or low-vision BSA clients walking in the Loop area. No previous experience necessary - Sighted Guide training is provided as part of the application and training process.

*Generally, being a sighted guide means that a person who is blind or has low vision will hold just above your elbow while walking together. As a sighted guide, you will also provide visual information and guidance verbally.

-- Thursday Farmer's Market at Daley Plaza (1-2 hours): Serve as a Sighted Guide, taking a blind or low vision client from the BSA office to the Daley Plaza Farmer's Market assisting with any visual information as needed.


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About Blind Service Association

Location:

17 N. State Street Suite 1050, Chicago, IL 60602, US

Mission Statement

To empower the blind and low vision community through all phases of life with personalized services.

Description

Blind Service Association (BSA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a mission to empower the blind and low vision community through all phases of life with personalized services.

Programs and Services at BSA include:
- One-to-one reading
- Recording of reading material (that is not previously recorded)
- Braille tutoring
- Employment program
- Programs and events specifically for senior members ages 50+
- Programs and events tailored for youth, including Summer Program Pathways
- Peer led support groups
- Weekly & monthly recurring programs that provide connection and information
- Monthly special events like presentations or field trips
- Scholarship program that provides up to $30,000
- Annual Vision Expo that presents the latest research, resources, and information related to blindness and low vision.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
People with Disabilities
Seniors
Community, People with Disabilities, Seniors

WHEN

Thu Jul 11, 2024
11:00 AM - 01:00 PM

WHERE

17 N. State Street Suite 1050Chicago, IL 60602

(41.8827,-87.62739)
 

SKILLS

  • People Skills

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1-2 hours a week, ideally once a week but could be flexible, based on volunteer's availability.
  • Ability to walk and talk, serving as a sighted guide (see "Opportunity" description).

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