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Student Concierge

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

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Volunteer as a Student Concierge to support students at Braille Institute’s Connection Pointe in Los Angeles.

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:

  • Contact individuals to set up appointments for tech support using booking software (training provided)
  • Conduct surveys to assess student need
  • Build and maintain relationships with students
  • Set up assistive-technology support for students
  • Provide administrative assistance within department as needed

What's Required:

  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Professional phone etiquette
  • Basic computer skills, including Microsoft 365
  • Familiarity with Mac OS X, iOS, and Android platforms helpful but not required
  • Available at least 1 day (M-Fri): M: 8:30am-12:30pm or 12-2pm; T: 8:30am-12:30pm or 1:30pm-4pm; W & Th: 8:30am-12:30pm or 12:30pm-4:30pm; F: 9am-12pm
  • Experience with the blind and low-vision community helpful but not required

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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

Computers & Technology
People with Disabilities
Computers & Technology, People with Disabilities

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

741 North Vermont AvenueLos Angeles, CA 90029

(34.08414,-118.29231)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Minimum 2 hours per week; various shifts available

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