Volunteer

Share your Sight

Volunteer to support the Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired

A volunteer reading to a visually impaired person

Share your sight with a person who is blind or visually impaired. Every volunteer has a unique role-specific to the needs of the individual being served. Volunteers often assist with:

  • Grocery or other types of shopping (helping select gifts, etc.)
  • Assorted errands
  • Clerical tasks, filling out forms, reading bills
  • Reading print material, such as mail, magazines, or books
  • Being a sighted guide at the gym, running or walking, hiking, or other fitness activities
  • Activities of the consumer’s choice
  • Technology support (replacing ink cartridges, connecting devices, etc.)

We will provide training on how to assist someone who is blind or visually impaired and will match you with an individual in or near your community. Volunteers can let us know which tasks they wish to help with.

  • Volunteers must be 18 or older or accompanied by an adult.
  • Potential volunteers are interviewed, undergo a criminal record check (CORI) and attend an orientation.
  • Time commitment ranges from two hours per week to two hours every other week, with a minimum commitment of six months.
  • Typically, an on-going day/time is determined in advance to offer consistency.

Profiles

Read more about adults who are blind or visually impaired in need of sighted volunteers.

Apply To Volunteer Here