Volunteer

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You Can Make a Difference

Each of us has the power to inspire change and improve the lives of others. Whether you have just a few hours or seek a long-term opportunity, every volunteer’s efforts truly enrich the lives of the individuals we serve.

Current Volunteer Opportunities

Please become familiar with our current volunteer opportunities and other important information before submitting a volunteer application.

Access News – Remote (Record from home.)

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Access News is a reading service that allows volunteers to record current news, magazines, circulars, and other items of interest so that people who are blind, low vision, or cannot read conventional print can listen to these publications through the telephone.

Volunteers will receive an onboarding email with complete instructions from the Access News team after submitting their application.

 

Bingo

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Society for the Blind receives proceeds from Bingo games that are held on Tuesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays at the Grand Oaks Bingo Center in Citrus Heights, CA.

Our bingo volunteers arrive 2 hours prior to each session and their time commitment is 5-6 hours per game. During their shift volunteers can expect to be on their feet for an extended length of time.

Volunteers should expect to commit to at least two games per month. 

Volunteers must be 18 years or older and a background check is required. 

If you have any questions or are interested in volunteering at the Bingo hall, please contact us at volunteer@societyfortheblind.org

Additional Opportunities

Please note: Due to current safety guidelines due to COVID-19, the following volunteer opportunities are currently on hold until our agency is able to fully re-open all in-person programming.

  • Personal Readers (at our agency)
  • One-time Events
  • Various Department Projects
  • Kitchen Cleaning
  • Facility Maintenance

If you are interested in volunteering for one of our available opportunities, please download, review, and complete our volunteer application below. Only complete, signed applications will be considered.

Volunteer opportunities are open to U.S. Residents only.

Society for the Blind Volunteer Application

Please send your completed volunteer application to: volunteer@societyfortheblind.org.

Or, mail your completed application to:

Society for the Blind
Volunteer Coordinator
1238 S Street
Sacramento, CA 95811

You will be contacted within 2-5 business days with additional information. We are unable to fulfill every volunteer request.  

If you have any additional questions, please contact volunteer@societyfortheblind.org.