Volunteer Worker for the Blind or Visually Impaired

Job Title:       Volunteer Worker

Department:  Rehabilitation (Brooklyn)

Reports To:    Social Worker and Coordinator of Adaptive Living Program (ALP) Services

Summary:     The volunteer worker participates in the Volunteer Mail Reading program, recreational groups/ activities and special events.  The ideal volunteer is enthusiastic and self-motivated.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Read for the Volunteer Mail Reading program
    • Schedule appointments to see clients
    • Fax, shred and photocopy documents for clients
    • Assist clients with sorting mail
    • Outreach to former and current clients to promote program
  • Participate in recreational groups/activities and special events
    • Work creatively with clients, allowing them to express themselves through art
    • Assist clients in ambulating within the Brooklyn office
    • Wait with clients for transportation
    • Assist with serving and clean up
  • When reasonable, escort clients to Access a Ride certification meetings as well as activities located at the HKSB Brooklyn office.

Experience:

Some experience with working with people, experience working with people with disabilities a plus. 

Education:

High School Diploma or Equivalency

Language Skills:

Ability to read, write and communicate clearly; bilingual a plus.

Please Send Resume and Cover Letter to: hr@helenkeller.org