Get Involved - Volunteer
The New Hampshire Association for the Blind was established in 1912 by Mrs. Emma Coolidge Weston, a woman with vision loss from Hancock,
New Hampshire and two friends who were also blind. For the first 50 years of its existence, the Association relied exclusively on volunteers to carry out its mission. It would be impossible to name every single volunteer who has, through their caring and personal sacrifice, reached out to help NH citizens with vision loss during these past 100 years! Focusing on the volunteers of today, there are about 100 fine men and women who donate their time and talents to make a difference.
Thank you so much for all you do. It is an honor and a privilege to support you as you help carry out the mission of the NH Association for the Blind.
“To advance the independence of persons who are blind and visually impaired.”
Lynne Saltonstall & Stephanie Hurd
Coordinators of Volunteer Services
Your skills and experience can have a dramatic impact on another’s life.
No matter which part of the state you live in, the New Hampshire Association for the Blind offers meaningful ways for you to help us with clients in your community or one nearby. Some tasks will be done at the McGreal Sight Center in Concord.
If you’re looking for gratifying volunteer work that fits your lifestyle – look no further. Many of the opportunities listed below offer a great amount of flexibility based on your schedule. Orientation is provided.
Read how our valuable volunteer provides a sense of independence to one of our clients.
For more information, contact -
Lynne Saltonstall at x317 or firstname.lastname@example.org
In-Home Community Visitors
Volunteers are matched one-to-one with a client in their community to provide in-home practical support with tasks such as reading, letter writing, organizing paperwork, companionship, and walks.
- Community Drivers
Drive your own vehicle and accompany a client to appointments, shopping, errands and recreational activities.
- Program Support Drivers
Provide transportation to clients attending support, educational and training programs that help promote independent living.
Provide assistance with events such as the Blind Awareness Walk-A-Thon, concert and other Association sponsored events.
Provide administrative support to Association staff. Projects may include data entry, typing materials to be brailled, telephone calls and internet research.
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