Become a Special Personal Services Volunteer

A volunteer looks on as a LightHouse client works on an art projectAre you an individual who believes the simplest pleasures in life sometimes have the most profound impact? Do you prefer to work with people in a one-to-one capacity, rather than in large groups, or on large projects? More importantly, would you like to make a significant contribution to the life a blind or low vision person in as little as two hours per week? The LightHouse’s Personal Services Volunteer (PSV) program may be just the right fit for you.

Some examples of the daily living tasks our clients may need assistance with are: reading mail; reading books, newspapers and periodicals; writing checks, helping with letters and correspondence; organization/marking/labeling; grocery shopping with or without the client; running errands; cultural, social, sporting events; walking; companionship; transportation.

LightHouse Volunteer Don Franklin once said: “The selfless act of helping someone else, without looking for reciprocation, allows you to move outside yourself and to ‘pay it forward’ in your own community without expecting remuneration. I think I grow as a human being with every person I work with.”

For more information about LightHouse’s Personal Services Volunteer program, or any other questions related to volunteerism at LightHouse, please contact Justine Harris-Richburgh, Coordinator of Volunteer Services and Employment Immersion, at 415-694-7320 or