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ORGANIZATION: Lighthouse Guild

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Time Sensitive Opportunity Deadline to Apply: 10-month commitment September 2nd, 2024 to June 30, 2025 apply by July 1, 2024

Go here to apply: http://www.nycservice.org/nyc_civic_corps

Lighthouse Guild is proud to announce a life changing paid volunteer opportunity through our partnership with NYC Service/AmeriCorps. We are looking for someone to help support and build capacity of the Lighthouse Guild Stephen T. Pearlman Volunteer Center by supporting the growth and development of the Access Center, the next generation of volunteer executed programming to support people with vision impairment.

NYC Civic Corps is an AmeriCorps program run by NYC Service, a division of the Office of the Mayor. NYC Civic Corps places members at nonprofits throughout all 5 boroughs in New York City. Members help to develop volunteer recruitment, training, management, evaluation plans and programs with the goal of building volunteer program capacity and allowing the organization to engage more volunteers thereby engaging more clients.

The Access Center Program Assistant will be responsible for but not limited to the following:

Create the structure for the two new programs and recruit, screen and place volunteers for all programs, (reading, escort, companionship).

Evaluate potential clients for the programs and match them with volunteers.

They will coordinate schedules, receive clients and volunteers, and otherwise ensure the smooth running of the program.

Propose a strategy for meeting reading needs in unfilled positions then execute the strategy.

Document successful activities to ensure that procedures and protocols can be replicated and scaled.

During the service period, match at least 20 clients with volunteers.

Create new ways to meet the needs of isolated clients in need of volunteer support.

Principle duties and responsibilities:

Recruit and manage volunteers using the volunteer management system, e-mails, phone calls and external volunteer recruitment portals if necessary.

Manage the pairing of clients and volunteers on a daily basis. Answer phone calls related to the Volunteer Center.

Receive volunteers and clients that arrive at Lighthouse Guild for the Access Center.

Identify on call readers to fill vacancies. Escorts visually impaired clients if needed.

Create, revise or improve upon capacity building resources, tools and or procedures that will help and empower volunteer services department to effectively support our clients.

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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.




Mon Sep 02, 2024 - Sun Dec 01, 2024
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM


250 West 64th StreetNew York, NY 10023



  • Administrative Support




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • The ideal candidate is available approximately 15 - 25 hours per week and will be present in the office 3 or 4 days per week for at least 5 hours per day. Please submit a resume to volunteer@lighthouseguild.org.
  • Please submit a resume to volunteer@lighthouseguild.org. Please include the hours you are available to serve in your cover letter. Direct all questions to the Stephen T. Pearlman Volunteer Center (646) 874-8688.

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