Get Involved


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At HKS, you can make meaningful connections with students and clients, changing their lives—and yours.


Our mission is to give people who are blind, visually impaired or have a combined vision and hearing loss the tools to live, work and thrive in the communities of their choice. And you can be a part of that.

Whether you’ve received training from us or you are new to the HKS family, there are many ways to get involved in our community. From volunteering or participating in events to hiring a student or alum, or making a gift, you can directly impact the lives of the people we serve and start a rewarding new chapter in your own life.

There’s always something happening at HKS—conferences, workshops, art exhibits and more. Come out to support our students or to learn more about vision loss or deaf-blindness.

Find Out Where You Fit In

  • Become a Volunteer

    Make a connection that makes a difference when you lend your time and talents to HKS.

  • Become an SSP

    Act as a sighted guide for HKNC students, providing environmental information during community outings throughout the Long Island/NYC area.

  • Alumni

    Reconnect with HKS. Find out how you can help current students or clients, or just tell us what you’ve been up to. We want to know what you are doing with your training. Your story is our story.

  • Give When You Shop

    Every time you shop with and other participating vendors you can make a donation to HKS at no cost to you.

  • Newsletter

    Find out what’s making headlines at HKS. Join the mailing list for our newsletter or read back issues.

  • Hire an HKS Client, Student or Alum

    Learn the benefits of hiring blind, visually impaired or deaf-blind individuals: qualified candidates, tax incentives, on-the-job support and more.

  • Donate

    Change a life with just one click.