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Volunteering

At Junior Blind, we value our volunteers. Whether you would like to support our programs, assist with administrative tasks or participate in an annual event with our students, we offer a wide variety of opportunities for all ages. Please see the program list below to find the right opportunity for you!

Corporate, church and social groups are also welcome to sponsor, participate in and support Junior Blind's annual events.

Last year, more than 1,300 volunteers contributed a total of 18,906 hours to Junior Blind's programs, services and events. Your time and support are invaluable to our organization. Thank you for choosing to support us.

Interested in volunteering? Please read the requirements below to determine what opportunity is best suited for you. All program positions require a commitment of at least six months.

On-Campus Volunteer Opportunities by Program

Children's Residential Program
Volunteers placed in the Children's Residential Program must be at least 18 years of age and have previous experience working with individuals with serious or life-threatening medical conditions and serious mental health challenges who are impacted by the foster care system. State licensing also requires a current fingerprint clearance certification and TB test; therefore we recommend that only volunteers interested in a long-term, regular volunteer commitment apply. Volunteer hours are 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., Monday-Friday.

Yes! I'm interested in volunteering with the Children's Residential Program.


Children's Group Homes
Volunteers placed in the Children's Group Homes must be at least 18 years of age and have previous experience working with individuals who are multi-disabled. State licensing also requires a current fingerprint clearance certification and TB test; therefore we recommend that only volunteers interested in a long-term, regular volunteer commitment apply. Volunteer hours are 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., Monday-Friday.

Yes! I'm interested in volunteering with the Children's Group Homes.


Infant Program
Volunteers placed in the Infant Program must be at least 18 years of age. Volunteers will assist staff with caring for infants and toddlers. Duties will include feeding and rocking babies and coordinating games and activities for young children. State licensing requires a current fingerprint clearance certification and TB test; therefore we request that only volunteers interested in a long-term commitment apply. Scheduling hours are available Monday through Sunday from 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. A four hour minimum and a weekly, consistent schedule are required.

Yes! I'm interested in volunteering with the Infant Program.


Special Education School
Volunteers placed in the Special Education School Program must be at least 18 years of age and have previous experience working with individuals who are multi-disabled as this is a non-academic school which focuses on independent livings skills. State licensing also requires a current fingerprint clearance certification and TB test; therefore we recommend that only volunteers interested in a long-term, regular volunteer commitment apply. Available times are from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Monday-Friday (4-hour minimum required).

Yes! I'm interested in volunteering with the Special Education School.


Davidson Program for Independence
Volunteers placed in the Davidson Program for Independence must be at least 18 years of age. State licensing also requires a current fingerprint clearance certification and TB test; therefore we recommend that only volunteers interested in a long-term, regular volunteer commitment apply. Available times are 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday-Friday (4-hour minimum required). Opportunities include, but are not limited to:

  • Classroom Assistants for the Adaptive Computer Technology and Braille Classrooms. Volunteers must be proficient with adaptive computer software and Braille.
  • Classroom Assistants for the Independent Living Skills Classroom, assisting staff with instructing students on how to manage their homes safely and effectively.
  • We welcome volunteers who are interested in organizing and hosting arts and crafts, music or recreation activities for our students. (Due to class schedules, this is an evening option.)

Yes! I'm interested in volunteering with the Davidson Program for Independence.


Events
Junior Blind has events throughout the year where individuals under the age of 18 can volunteer.

  • Junior Blind Olympics: May (ages 16+)
  • Junior Blind Halloween Carnival: October (ages 16+)
  • Junior Blind Holiday Carnival: December (ages 16+)

Yes! I'm interested in volunteering at Junior Blind events.


General Office Work
Opportunities for volunteers ages 15 years and older are available throughout the year in our administrative and development departments. Available times are from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday, on an as needed basis. Opportunities include but are not limited to stuffing envelopes, labeling, data entry, filing and paper shredding

Yes! I'm interested in volunteering to assist with general office work.


Off-Campus Volunteer Opportunities

Camp Bloomfield
Summer opportunities are available at Camp Bloomfield for youth under 18 years of age and include:

  • Counselors in Training (CIT) (grades 9th through 12th).
  • Sighted Buddies (grades 2nd through 8th).

Both Counselors in Training and Sighted Buddies will be required to stay the entire week (including overnight) during their designated camp session. Counselors in Training will need to attend an additional mandatory weekend session for training purposes. For more information, contact Josh Lucas (323) 295-4555, ext. 272 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.