ASL Classroom Volunteer, Deaf and Blind Program

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



Use your ASL skills to assist students in our Deaf/Blind Program.

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 instructor with students

Interact with blind and deaf students in learning environment

Perform other duties as needed

What's Required:

Basic ASL

Experience with tactile signing helpful but not required

Winter and Spring (December through April), preferably

Fridays, 10-3p.m.

Available at least 2-3 hours, preferably

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

People with Disabilities
People with Disabilities

WHEN

Tue May 28, 2024 - Wed May 28, 2025
12:01 AM - 11:59 PM

WHERE

Los Angeles, CA 90029

(34.08805,-118.29651)
 

SKILLS

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