Gerry Cannon receives award

There’s Still Time to Give Back – See the Year Out by Volunteering with the LightHouse

Photo: Volunteer Gerry Cannon receives award from LightHouse MADLab Director Greg Kehret at our Volunteer Appreciation Event.

It’s not too late to show your support for our community by volunteering. Would you like to make a significant contribution to the life of a blind person or person with low vision? The following volunteer opportunities are available in November and December.

Start Your Journey as LightHouse Volunteer – Join Us for Our Volunteer Orientation
When:
Saturday, November 5, 2016, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Where: the LightHouse Building, 1155 Market Street, 10th Floor, San Francisco, 94103
Refreshments will be served.

RSVP or get more information about our program by contacting our Volunteer Engagement Specialist Justine Harris-Richburgh at 1altruism@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7366 and complete our Volunteer Registration form.

Become More Involved with the LightHouse with the Following Opportunities:

YES (Youth Employment Series) Program
When:
Saturday and Sunday, November 12 and 13, 2016 and Saturday and Sunday, December 10 and 11, 2016
Where: the LightHouse Building, 1155 Market Street, 10th Floor, San Francisco, 94103
We’re looking for Volunteer Support Coordinators to help with student supervision, meal prep, clean up or take photos and/or video for social media. There are three shifts to choose from and up to five slots available per shift. Contact Volunteer Engagement Specialist Justine Harris-Richburgh at 1altruism@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7366 for more details.

Our First-Ever Blind Soldering Weekend Workshop
When: Friday, November 4 through Sunday, November 6, 2016
Where: the LightHouse Building, 1155 Market Street, 10th Floor, San Francisco, 94103
There are a variety of shifts available, each with several slots available per shift, making this a perfect opportunity to volunteer with a buddy and learn more about blind soldering – this is not to be missed! You’ll be assisting instructors, supporting students and running errands as needed. Soldering knowledge and experience are not required; however knowledge and interest in electronics and soldering may be useful.
Lunch will be provided.
Contact Volunteer Engagement Specialist Justine Harris-Richburgh at 1altruism@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7366 for more details.


Can You Dig It? We Had a Far Out, Solid Gold, To the Max Time at Our Volunteer Appreciation Party

This year’s Volunteer Appreciation Party went off in style, with a Solid Gold theme that brought us back to those solid-gold ’70s, complete with gold streamers, gold balloons, gold party favors and solid gold disco music in the background. Over 100 volunteers, board members, staff and guests attended our annual celebration. The room was festive, the food and drink flowed and we had a blast giving out raffle prizes and awards to our standout volunteers.

This year we honored the following volunteers:

  • Mike May was recognized by Bryan Bashin for his outstanding volunteer commitments and contributions to Enchanted Hills Camp.
  • Our Development Department recognized Jennisen Svendsen’s hours of photo organizing.
  • Volunteer Gerry Cannon was recognized by MADLab for the impressive amount of recording he has provided.
  • Enchanted Hills Camp’s gave an award to longtime volunteer Tino Benelli.
  • We honored Silvana Rainey’s contribution to our Employment Immersion Program.
  • We acknowledged Sabrina Treguboff’s dedicated work with Community Services’ Senior and Adult Programs.
  • And finally, we honored all of our wonderful Board members for their dedication.

Thank you to all who were able to attend. For those LightHouse Volunteers who missed it, our next appreciation celebration will be in April, 2017.