Student Concierge

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

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

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 Jul 02, 2024 - Wed Jul 02, 2025
12:01 AM - 11:59 PM

WHERE

Los Angeles, CA 90029

(34.08805,-118.29651)
 

SKILLS

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REQUIREMENTS

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