Blindness and Low Vision Support Volunteer

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ORGANIZATION: Idealist.org

Recruiting Organization: Dayle McIntosh Center

Program Overview

Our Blindness and Low Vision programs seek to help individuals who have lost some or all of their sight. The team instructors provide in-home training and services to help individuals maintain or regain the highest degree of independence possible.

Responsibilities

  • Help send out the weekly mailing to consumers.
  • Monthly friendly reminder phone calls to consumers for peer support groups.
  • Log all communications with consumers and share notes with the appropriate staff member.
  • Help during in-person peer support group sessions by providing sighted guide to consumers, assisting with sign-in, and checking OC Access drop-off and pick-up times.
  • Keep track of assistive technology inventory every month or quarter.
  • Research resources and outreach opportunities and provide them to staff members.
  • Provide visual support to instructors when signing documents.
  • Scan and upload documents to staff member’s email.
  • Put together large-print consumer orientation packets when needed.

Desired Qualities

  • Bilingual: English and Spanish
  • Comfortable using basic office equipment and Microsoft Windows
  • Friendly attitude and a reliable team member

Requirements

  • Complete the interview, pass a background check, and attend orientation
  • Wear a face mask in the office
  • Log volunteer hours after every shift
  • Keep the Volunteer Coordinator informed about any changes or concerns
  • Minimum 4 hours of service per month
  • Maintain the confidentiality of Dayle McIntosh Center information

Schedule

  • Flexible scheduling: Shifts available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 8:30am to 5:00pm

People with disabilities and older adults are encouraged to apply!

Stipend ProvidedFalse

Training ProvidedFalse

Housing AvailableFalse

Language/Cultral Support AvailableFalse

Wheelchair Accessible

Fee RequiredFalse

Fee Amount: None

This opportunity is recurring

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About Idealist.org

Location:

389 5th Ave, 9th Floor, New York, NY 11109, US

Mission Statement

To bridge the gap between intention and action in order to bring about social impact.

Description

Idealist is a leading online global resource for finding jobs in the nonprofit sector, as well as volunteer opportunities and graduate school programs for social impact.

CAUSE AREAS

Education & Literacy
Health & Medicine
Homeless & Housing
Education & Literacy, Health & Medicine, Homeless & Housing

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

501 N. Brookhurst Street, Suite 102Anaheim, CA 92801

(33.83846,-117.9596)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

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REQUIREMENTS

  • WEEKDAYS, FEW_HOURS_MONTH

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