Volunteers are needed for a variety of activities to assist people with visual impairments. (1) Readers: Read mail, help pay bills and handle correspondence, including greetings cards; read books, including text books, magazines or catalogs; (2) Shoppers: Accompany visually impaired adults for grocery, clothes, or gift shopping; (3) Visitors: Provide escort for recreational or cultural activities, or conversation and companionship.
Volunteers must attend a one-time only orientation session. It is hoped that volunteers can make a regular commitment of 1-2 hours every 1-2 weeks.
This opportunity is sponsored by: Services For The Visually Impaired
We need volunteers who are free at these times This volunteer opportunity is available to the following types of volunteers
|Court-appointed||Young Adults (18-25)|
Gail Snider, Volunteer Coordinator, (301) 589-0894, (email this person)
|8720 Georgia Ave, Suite 210,|
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(See a map)
|By Metro: Take the blue/orange line to Metro Center or take yellow line to Gallery Place; transfer to red line going towards Glenmont and get out at Silver Spring. Take Colesville Rd one block to Georgia Ave; turn left and walk two blocks North to Metropolitan Building on the left hand side. Suite 210 is on the second floor. Driving: From the Beltway (495), take Exit 31B and proceed south on Georgia Avenue toward Silver Spring (approximately one mile). 8720 is in the block between Fenwick Lane and Cameron Street, on your right. |
Nearest Metro/Subway Stop: Silver Spring Metro, 10 minute walk
Nearest Bus Stop: Metro bus Q2/Y8 Georgia Ave/Cameron St, 1 minute walk
Web Site: http://www.servicesvi.org
|For Spanish / non-English speakers?|
|METRO rail accessible?|