Volunteer Karate Assistant for Adults with Sight Loss

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ORGANIZATION: Braille Institute of America, Inc. (Los Angeles Center)



Help a student embrace the challenge of sight loss and live well in Karate classes, designed to help blind and visually impaired students develop agility, strength, and speed, improving muscle tone and endurance.

Who: Braille Institute is committed to eliminating blindness and severe sight loss as barriers to a fulfilling life.

Why: Through educational training, programs, and services, Braille Institute helps tens of thousands of people each year regain and maintain their independence. Braille's educational, social, and recreational programs are provided in an environment of hope and encouragement, seeking to reinforce the confidence, self-esteem, and dignity of those who are visually impaired and enabling them to live, attend school, and work as they choose.

What to Expect:

Assist students in executing exercises performed by instructor

Communicate issues or concerns with instructor as needed

Set up mats for class

Clean and store mats

Assist instructor as needed

What's Required:

No Karate experience needed

Ideal candidate will be energetic

Create a safe and supportive learning environment for students

Ability to lift up to 25lbs

Availability on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. or 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

*Volunteers can work one or both shifts

Have Questions or Need Accommodation? Email the Opportunity Coordinator below.

This opportunity is managed by an L.A. Works partner, Braille Institute.

All volunteers participating in this volunteer opportunity are expected to adhere to the health and safety guidelines outlined here: /www.laworks.com/health-and-safety

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About Braille Institute of America, Inc. (Los Angeles Center)

Location:

741 N Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90029, US

Mission Statement

Braille Institute is committed to eliminating blindness and severe sight loss as barriers to a fulfilling life. Through educational training, programs, and services, we help tens of thousands of people each year regain and maintain their independence. We serve to enable families, friends, and others to understand the realities of sight loss. We also inform and educate the public about the capabilities of people who are visually impaired. Our educational, social, and recreational programs are provided in an environment of hope and encouragement, seeking to reinforce the confidence, self-esteem, and dignity of those who are visually impaired and enabling them to live, attend school, and work as they choose.

Description

Volunteers are needed in Braille Library to assist with various clerical duties, e.g., greet guests, contact patrons via telephone, basic check-ins, which may include checking on lapsed or inactive library user accounts for deletion. Volunteers are also needed to check in devices such as Victor Readers and digital players. Investigate use of BARD, e.g., difficulties, successes, need for assistance in how to use software. Depending on experience and comfort level, volunteers are needed to participate in outreach email campaigns, assisting with drafting emails, letters, and marketing teases aimed at various constituents, organizations, and stakeholders. Assist Library Outreach Manager as needed.

Assist students in library, cafeteria, classrooms, and other areas as needed, maintaining a professional and friendly attitude. Volunteers are needed to instruct (voluntary and needs-based) or assist instructors with various non-core courses (e.g. art, music, dance, exercise, etc.) based on experience, skillset, and availability. Volunteers will also assist various departments as needed, which may include housekeeping in the cafeteria or other areas.

CAUSE AREAS

Health & Medicine
People with Disabilities
Sports & Recreation
Health & Medicine, People with Disabilities, Sports & Recreation

WHEN

Thu Apr 25, 2024 - Fri Apr 25, 2025
12:01 AM - 11:59 PM

WHERE

Los Angeles, CA 90029

(34.08805,-118.29651)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

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REQUIREMENTS

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