To volunteer is to share your gifts with others. The Center for Vision Loss offers a variety of volunteer opportunities for individuals and groups. Volunteers must provide their own transportation and be available on weekdays. Training is provided by our staff when necessary.
Vision screeners conduct a quick and painless test on children in preschools, day care centers, and kindergarten registration sites. Volunteer screeners must have patience and like to work with children.
Our guide transport service increases our clients’ access to medical services, food supports, and our services. Volunteer drivers provide rides to clients in our agency vehicles. Drivers must have a valid Pennsylvania driver’s license, provide proof of insurance, and pass the Pennsylvania State Police criminal record check.
Annie’s Angels In-Home Companions
Annie’s Angels is a corps of trained volunteers who serve as in-home companions for our older clients with vision loss. The program is named for Anne Sullivan, lifetime companion and teacher of iconic activist Helen Keller. Annie’s Angels visit clients who have become more socially isolated and break down barriers in a friendly, compassionate, and motivational way. Companions must be empathetic, comfortable around people with physical challenges, patient, confident, and in good health. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old, have a valid Pennsylvania driver’s license and clean record, provide proof of insurance, and pass the Pennsylvania State Police criminal record check. All Annie’s Angels are required to complete 6-8 hours of program training
Office assistants help answer telephones, greet visitors, process outgoing mailings, and perform data entry. Volunteers with particular expertise also can assist with our fundraising events and special projects.
Contact for Information
Rita Lang, 610.433.6018, Ext. 225