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ORGANIZATION: Guiding Eyes for the Blind - Patterson & Yorktown

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Guiding Eyes for the Blind is a world-renowned non-profit organization that has been training and placing guide dogs for 50 years. Guide dogs are provided free of charge to eligible persons, though it costs the organization upwards of $45,000 to breed, raise and train each dog for its important work. This cost is met by dedicated individuals, corporations and foundations who enable Guiding Eyes to contiue their important work. No government funding is provided.

Are you passionate about plants, trees, and all things green? Do you find solace and joy in digging your hands into the earth and watching nature bloom? If so, we have the perfect opportunity for you!

Our student garden is seeking dedicated volunteers to join our team and help us cultivate a thriving green space for all to enjoy. Whether you're a seasoned gardener or just starting out, we welcome individuals of all skill levels who share our love for gardening and sustainable living.

Responsibilities:

· Planting, weeding, watering, and maintaining garden beds and green spaces.

· Assisting with seasonal tasks such as mulching, composting, and pruning.

· Collaborating with fellow volunteers and garden organizers to plan and execute garden projects.

· Engaging with students while they are on campus training with their new guide dog.

· Contributing ideas for improving the garden and enhancing its beauty and functionality.

Qualifications:

· Passion for gardening and a desire to learn and grow.

· Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

· Willingness to get your hands dirty and work outdoors in various weather conditions.

· Excellent communication skills and a friendly demeanor.

· Commitment to environmental sustainability and community engagement.

Time Commitment: Flexible, based on your availability. Whether you can spare a few hours a week or a whole day, every bit of help makes a difference!

If you're ready to roll up your sleeves and make a positive impact in our community through gardening, we'd love to have you on board. Join us in nurturing beauty, fostering community, and growing together!

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About Guiding Eyes for the Blind - Patterson & Yorktown

Location:

611 Granite Springs Road, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598, US

Mission Statement

Guiding Eyes for the Blind is dedicated to enriching the lives of blind and visually impaired men and women by providing them with the freedom to travel safely with the assistance of professionally trained Guiding Eyes dogs, thereby assuring greater independence, dignity and new horizons of opportunity.

Description

Since 1954, Guiding Eyes has managed to thrive on goodness, even in the most difficult of times. We relied on the goodness of our loyal base of generous supporters, passionate staff and dedicated volunteers to come together to meet the growing needs of our diverse community of people with vision loss. Through this unwavering support and dedication, Guiding Eyes has graduated more than 10,000 guide dog teams. We believe in the powerful, meaningful change that our beautiful dogs bring to the lives of people facing the daily challenges that blindness and vision loss present.

It can cost up to $50,000 annually to train and care for a guide dog throughout its working lifetime with a person who is blind. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, we provide all services completely free of charge to people who are blind or with vision loss. At Guiding Eyes, we rely upon the contributions of our generous donors to fulfill our mission.

Guiding Eyes for the Blind has two locations: Yorktown Heights and Patterson.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Environment
People with Disabilities
Community, Environment, People with Disabilities

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

611 Granite Springs RoadYorktown Heights, NY 10598

(41.2987,-73.79522)
 

SKILLS

  • Farming
  • Gardening

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Flexible!

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