Volunteering

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How to Help

Thank you for your interest in volunteering for VISIONS. VISIONS volunteers assist with reading mail, and other types of written materials, escorting clients in the community for shopping and appointments and helping in a variety of programs (i.e. quilting, arts & crafts, knitting, photography, ceramics, technology training). VISIONS volunteers make a real difference every day in the lives of people who are blind and visually impaired.

Volunteer Opportunities

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VISIONS Intergenerational Program

VISIONS Intergenerational Program at VISIONS Center on Aging, our older adult center in Manhattan, recruits and trains volunteer high school students to assist older adults who are visually impaired or blind in their homes, and at the center. The youth provide escort and assistance with reading, shopping, socialization and technology.

Students interested in volunteering in this program can view our 2021 flyer, and apply by clicking the button below. For additional questions, e-mail Jose Gil, Older Adult Center Program Associate, at jgil@visionsvcb.org, or call 646-486-4444 ext. 233

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Corporate/Group Opportunities

VISIONS offers an array of volunteer opportunities/activities for adults, organizations, and their employees, with options to suit organizations of all types and sizes. Some of our opportunities include:

  • Sponsor a Bingo or Ice Cream Social Event
  • Meal Service– Assist with serving meals to older adults and engage with our participants
  • Host a resume and interview workshop for blind adults or youth
  • Host one of our well-trained Interns at your organization

Don't see an opportunity that suits you or your organization? Reach out to us to discover other great volunteer opportunities.

Get Started

If you have any questions or need further information, please contact Natasha DeLeon, by e-mailing Ndeleon@visionsvcb.org or calling (646) 486-4444, ext. 213

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