Family Volunteer Program
The Family Volunteer Program allows high school students and their parents to volunteer together. High school students can make a difference in a blind person’s life while gaining valuable education from the experience. We work to develop special training opportunities for teens, such as visiting a low vision support group or attending a seminar or panel discussion on Braille, guide dogs and other topics. Exposure to how people with disabilities use technology is particularly important, so that teen volunteers understand how technology can level the playing field in the workplace, education, and daily life. This initiative provides meaningful service opportunities to teens, and the opportunity for the teens to become comfortable working with someone with a disability, an experience that will carry over into their adult lives and careers.
The Family Volunteer Program is also a chance for parents and teens to spend time volunteering together, learning about vision loss and helping others in their community. Interested in applying to become a volunteer or learning more? Fill out this online form to take the next step today.