VISIONS Volunteer Opportunities

How can you 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.

In order to volunteer what do I need to do?

All potential adult volunteers must complete an application and disclosure form. Both forms must be completed in full, signed and returned to VISIONS.  Please note that VISIONS conducts a thorough background check on all volunteer applicants.  All adult volunteer applicants must be at least 18 years of age.  (There is a special program for high school students age 14 and older to join the intergenerational volunteer program at VISIONS at Selis Manor senior center.)

Participant Mary Conners with Volunteers from Bizzabo: three smiling faces from bingo night, while young man in background fumbles with coffee maker

Each adult applicant is required to obtain three references, two from professional sources (employer, professor, etc.) and the third from a personal source.  You will find three reference forms included with this application. Please indicate on the reference form which volunteer department you are applying for. Each applicant will attend a short interview and tour before their background check is submitted for clearance.  Upon approval, volunteers will review and sign a set of policies and procedures, as well as an agreement.

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Corporate /Group Volunteer Opportunities

VISIONS offers an array of volunteer opportunities/activities for employees with options to suit organizations of all types and sizes.

Michelle and Roz enjoying game night with a volunteer: three smiling faces at bingo!

Sponsor a Bingo or Ice Cream Social Event

Work Experience Training Internships - RT at Prevoc

Meal Service– Assist with serving meals to blind seniors and engage with our participants– Monday thru Friday 2:30 to 4:30pm

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Host a resume and interview workshop for blind adults or youth

Young girl meticulously painting older lady's nails

Host an Intern- Can your organization use the services of a highly motivated, well trained intern with no cost to you except your time and need to get work done? VISIONS can connect you with a blind person to complete tasks while gaining invaluable experience as they build their professional resumes. Dozens of blind men and women of all ages have been placed in internships that have led to full time, paid employment. VISIONS  welcomes new corporate volunteer opportunities.

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Corporate/Organization Volunteer Teams-We are committed to find the perfect opportunity for your team to get involved. Even if that means creating a customized volunteer opportunity for you. We also welcome any volunteers who are able to contribute their professional skills.

Hours of Operation & Contact

VISIONS at Selis Manor hours of operation are Monday through Thursday 9:00 am to 7:00 pm and Friday 9:00 am until 5:00 pm. There are no weekend opportunities at this time at VISIONS at Selis Manor.  (There are weekend volunteer opportunities at VISIONS Center on Blindness in Spring Valley, NY in Rockland County.)

If you have any questions or need further information, please contact:

Natasha DeLeon

(646) 486 – 4444, ext. 213