It’s Easy to Volunteer and It’s Good For You, Too

Did you know that volunteering is good for you in all kinds of ways? In addition to the good feeling you get from making a difference to others, it can help you gain new skills, give you the chance to meet people and build your network, try different kinds of work before making a longer commitment, and sometimes lead to part or full-time paid employment. It may even improve your physical health by lowering your blood pressure.

“I am about to graduate from SFSU and I feel truly blessed to have worked with some of these students. They have inspired me and taught me that anything is possible and I’m so thankful.” –LightHouse Personal Services Volunteer Jacquelyn Orozco

If you are looking for volunteer opportunities check in with the LightHouse. We can match you with a blind or visually impaired student who could benefit greatly from your assistance, or provide you with other ways of contributing, such as helping us with the programs and services we offer.

The process is so simple:

  • Read about currently available volunteer opportunities.
  • Complete the easy online volunteer registration form.
  • LightHouse Volunteer Engagement Specialist Justine Harris-Richburgh will contact you to set up an initial appointment.
  • You’ll then get an invitation to participate in an orientation session. Volunteer Orientations are held one Saturday a month.

The next orientation is slated for Saturday, April 11 with orientations to follow one Saturday a month. For more information or to sign-up to attend an orientation, contact Justine Harris-Richburgh, Volunteer Engagement Specialist at or 415-694-7320.