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There are many different types of volunteer opportunities available at the LightHouse and its satellite locations, and we encourage volunteers to take an active role in assuring that their interests, talents, and proclivities are put to good use to elevate our organization. A few examples of volunteer roles include:

Personal Services Volunteer: This can mean assisting someone who is blind or has low vision in a number of tasks, from sorting mail to grocery shopping. Whether you’re shredding paper or assisting with another task of visual translation, these volunteers are typically highly verbal, empathetic, and flexible in terms of task management. (Note: if you are a blind individual curious about applying for personal services, please email 1altruism@lighthouse-sf.org with the subject line “Personal Services Request”).

Fitness PartnerRunning a marathon or spotting a blind bowler, fitness partners are typically active, adventurous, and high-spirited, valued for their role in supporting the fitness of low vision or blind individuals who want to lead healthy, fun lives.

LightHouse Agency VolunteerAt our office spaces in San Francisco, Marin, and North Coast, there is always extra work to be done, from administrative tasks and data entry to more creative tasks like prepping and assisting with new agency initiatives. These volunteers are typically organized, focused, and passionate about efficiency and healthy agency operations.

Event Volunteers: Between Cycle for Sight, Superfest International Disability Film Festival, regular fundraising events and a slew of one-off get-togethers, it seems we always have something to set up, break down or manage. These volunteers are people who feel comfortable greeting guests, socializing, serving food, cleaning up, and being attentive to the rapidly evolving needs of a dynamic special event.

Enchanted Hills Napa Volunteer: Between our many family camp sessions, immersive arts and educational classes, music academy, horse training academy, and the other diverse events that book up Enchanted Hills Camp year-round, the sunny months of the year always find us very busy. Volunteers at EHC typically exhibit lots of energy and passion for the outdoors, recreation, learning, and a high level of ability to work alongside children, adults, and individuals with special needs.

Sign up to volunteer with LightHouse today

Ask us to find the right position to fit your strengths. No matter where your interests lie, LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired offers volunteer opportunities that make our community stronger, more vibrant, and more inclusive every day.

Thinking of signing up as a group? Perfect – because we love volunteer groups! If you’re the team leader, please sign your group up here with as much information as possible to get started and learn more. Don’t have all of the information? Don’t worry, you can always come back to update with additional details. We support groups, both big and small, at our SF headquarters and in Napa at our Enchanted Hills Camp. If there’s something you’re interested in doing but do not see it listed, let’s connect to come up with something exciting and unique:

Sign up for your Group

To begin volunteering, please fill out our volunteer sign-up form or our group sign-up form. If you have any questions, contact Justine Harris-Richburgh, Volunteer Engagement Specialist at 1altruism@lighthouse-sf.org or by calling 415.694.7366. All new volunteers are given background checks and are often given a group volunteering opportunity to start. Thank you for giving your time to the LightHouse!

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