We’re Changing Lives – And You Can Help
At our organization the ratio of volunteers to employees is 13 to 1. This is one important reason we’re able to serve an ever-growing number of people who are experiencing vision loss and blindness. Every year, thousands of dedicated men and women 16 years and older share their time and skills at our 5 centers and in our communities.
Our volunteer force — affectionately called “Team Braille Institute” — allows us to offer a tremendous range of services and keep them free of charge. From welcoming guests, teaching and guiding our students, to helping us spread information about innovative advances in technology, volunteers play a vital role in our organization and in the lives of those we serve.
Why do our volunteers do what they do? Watch the video below.
Volunteer opportunities range from short-term to long-term assignments. They are offered in a variety of areas including, but not limited to, education, marketing and communications, social media, and technology, as well as research and administrative work.
To learn more about volunteering, select a Braille Institute center near you:
Here’s a showcase of our great volunteers!
You can also reach our Volunteer Service Managers directly:
Los Angeles Center
Please call the Volunteer Services Department at (323) 663-1111, Ext. 1512, or e-mail email@example.com.
Please call Donna Wager, Volunteer Services Manager at (714) 821-5000, Ext. 2113, to begin your exciting adventure as a Braille Institute volunteer!
Santa Barbara Center
Please call Barbara Hoffmann, Volunteer Services Manager, at (805) 682-6222, Ext. 8310, to begin your exciting adventure as a Braille Institute volunteer!
Rancho Mirage Center
Please call Caryn Gates, Volunteer Services Manager at (760) 321-1111, Ext. 6108, e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org, to begin your exciting adventure as a Braille Institute volunteer!
San Diego Center
Please call Joni Redmond, Volunteer Services Manager at 858-452-1111, Ext. 5009 to begin your exciting adventure as a Braille Institute volunteer!
For more information call toll-free 1-800-BRAILLE (272-4553) Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (PST).