Are you looking for a simple, yet interactive and fulfilling volunteer role? Volunteer Greeters welcome students and guests to our campus, direct and guide them to classes, and answer basic questions. No experience necessary. We will train you in how to effectively assist people who are blind and visually impaired. Various 2-3 hours shifts are available, Monday through Friday.
Volunteer behind the scenes in the Circulation Department of Braille Institute’s unique library! Duties include sorting our book collection, shelving and preparing audio book cartridges to be mailed to blind and visually impaired library patrons. No experience necessary – just a willingness to help and attention to detail. Various 2-4 hour shifts are available, Monday through Friday.
Library Reader Services
Library Reader Services Volunteers mail out packets, call library patrons with information, and assist with other clerical duties. A pleasant phone manner is required and bilingual (English/Spanish) is preferred. Various 2-4 hours shifts are available, Monday through Friday.
Library Machine Repair
Use your “fix-it” skills to help keep digital audio book players in circulation for our library patrons. Volunteers will repair, clean and charge/change batteries on the digital players. Training will be provided. Hours are flexible.
American Sign Language Interpreter/Aide
Use your ASL skills to assist students in our Deaf/Blind Program. Experience and conversational skills with ASL is required. Training in the development of Tactile ASL skills will be provided. Hours are Fridays, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm and 1:00 – 3:00 pm.
Connection Point Greeter/Receptionist
Connection Pointe, Braille Institute’s busy technology lab, needs volunteers to help create a welcoming experience for blind and visually impaired students. Duties include greeting students, assisting with getting them set-up at a computer recording names for call back appointments. Various 3-4 hour shifts are available, Monday through Friday, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.
Class Assistant – Sensory Awareness
Assist instructor and students in our Sensory Awareness class. This interesting class is designed to help blind and visually impaired students fine tune their remaining senses through a series of lessons and exercises. Training will be provided. Class meets on Wednesdays, 1:00-2:00 pm.
Exercise Class Assistant
Have fun while assisting adult students in one of our popular exercise classes. Duties include helping students to perform movements correctly and safely, following the teacher’s instructions. Classes meet once a week for one hour. Training will be provided.
Art Class Assistant
Share your creative side while assisting students create projects in one of our popular art classes – Basketry, Ceramics, Mosaic, Paper Mache, Quilting and more! Classes meet once a week for two hours. Training will be provided.