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Volunteer opportunity description
This program supports teenagers 14 –18 years of age who are visually impaired. The participants are provided with opportunities for personal growth and increased self sufficiency with daytime activities that refine independent living skills, and evening activities that provide social and recreational interaction with their sited peers. This year’s program will take place from July 9th through August 3rd, 2012. There are two programs in our Summer Youth Transition Program, the Special Needs Program and The Columbia Program. The Columbia Program includes a daytime and an evening session.
Qualifications: Open mind, flexibility and positive attitude preferred; Experience with people with disabilities preferred; Prior experience as a caregiver for teens or children preferred; Not required but preferred- Bilingual Spanish/English would be great as well as some sighted guide training! The minimum time commitment we request from volunteers is one day per week for an entire shift for each week of July.
Attention: Volunteers for the Columbia Day or Evening Program must be 18 or older. If you are a first time Lighthouse volunteer an interview will be required. Visit www.lighthouse.org/volgistics to complete the online application. Please reserve the date for the SYTP orientation on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 9:30- 12:30 or Thursday, June 28, 2012 5:30 – 8:30 pm for a mandatory informational session and orientation for all volunteers.
Our volunteer needs
We need volunteers who are free at these times