Lighthouse Guild International provides many services for the visually impaired including reading services. For volunteers who want to read but prefer not going to a client’s home or meeting in the community, we offer ONSITE Volunteer Reader opportunities. Onsite sessions can be 1 time reading sessions where you help out a client in need of immediate assistance while we look for a Full Time Reader or it can be a Regularly scheduled meeting for Reading Pairs.
All ON-CALL and ONSITE reading sessions happen at the Lighthouse Guild at 250 West 64th Street & West End Avenue. The Lighthouse Guild follows strict city and CDC Covid-19 protocols which include temperature check, masking requirements for vaccinated staff/volunteers and vaccinated/unvaccinated clients; along with sanitized reading rooms. Lighthouse Guild will provide face guards and other PPE if needed. More information on our Covid-19 protocols are available upon request.
Job Summary: Volunteers will read the materials provided by the clients. In addition to reading, volunteers may be asked to complete forms, conduct internet searches, and otherwise support a client’s personal reading needs.
• Read materials provided by the client.
• Assist client as needed by completing forms and/or conduct internet searches, etc.
• High School to College level reader required.
• Ethical character, trustworthy and reliable.
• Strong reading voice.
• Able to read for an extended period of time.
• Strong commitment to service required.
Some positions may involve assistance with simple tasks that support the reading function.
(Note: Some proficiency with internet use and or smart devices needed)