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ORGANIZATION: Lighthouse Guild

  • 12 people are interested

The Research Program at the Lighthouse Guild Research Institute has openings for enthusiastic volunteers/students/interns. The chosen person(s) will assist with research projects designed to improve the quality of life for people with vision impairment. The current project is examining different adaptive technology equipment and software to objectively evaluate its usefulness for people with vision loss. This is an excellent opportunity to obtain research training and experience. Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Become familiar with assistive technology
  • Assist with recruitment of participants
  • Train patients to use assistive technology
  • Collect and organize data
  • Assists with other research projects throughout the organization


  • The candidate is expected to have enthusiasm for research
  • Proactive, self-starter
  • Ability to interact with people and be empathetic
  • Interested in vision loss and its consequence to patients’ quality-of-life

Details of the Opportunity: This is an opportunity to work with people who have vision loss and learn about its consequences, learn about assistive technologies, and develop skills in research methods. This opportunity will begin immediately and will require a minimum of 8 hours per week, from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Masks are required in the Lighthouse building.

To participate in this opportunity, forward a copy of your resume, to the Volunteer Resources Department via e-mail at For any questions, call 646-874-8688.

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About Lighthouse Guild


250 West 64th Street, New York, NY 10023, US

Mission Statement

Lighthouse Guild is the leading not-for-profit healthcare organization dedicated to addressing and preventing vision loss through coordinated vision and health services. With Lighthouse Guild, people who are at risk for, or affected by vision loss have access to all the resources necessary to lead full, independent and productive lives. We provide services, research and education, and advocate to help people with low vision and blindness.


Lighthouse Guild was officially formed in December 2013 when Jewish Guild Healthcare and Lighthouse International merged, to become the leading not-for-profit vision + healthcare organization. Drawing on more than 200 years of combined service, with histories dating back to 1914 and 1905, respectively, Lighthouse Guild’s experience is unmatched.


Computers & Technology
People with Disabilities
Computers & Technology, People with Disabilities


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250 West 64th StreetNew York, NY 10023



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