Reader-Offsite- Queens
Location: Reading Services ~ Off- Site
Off-Site Reading Administration

NEW REQUEST 12-20-21. 

Lighthouse Guild International provides many services for the visually impaired including reading services. Some clients are unable to travel to the Lighthouse Guild Manhattan office so we seek volunteers from every borough to support those clients who may need office support for their place of business and for clients with limited mobility or other issues that keep them homebound.

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. Volunteers will either be asked to meet client at a specific location or in the client’s home.

Position Responsibilities:

• Travel to agreed location by volunteer and reader.
 • 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.

(Note: Some proficiency with internet use and or smart devices may be needed)

" Some positions may involve assistance with simple tasks that support the reading function.







Hollis, Queens. 

Volunteer must be able to go to client’s home. Transit buses near home. Client has a pet (1 cat).

Any day of the week EXCEPT Thursdays. Afternoons preferred (1p-3p, 2p-4p or 3p-5p) 

Volunteer must be competent using computer and doing internet searches.

Volunteer Reader will assist with:

•    Applications, Forms, Leases, etc.

•    Postal Mail, Personal Letters, etc.

•    Medical materials and forms (Medicaid certification)


Details of the Opportunity: Please note that reading is an on-going opportunity. Volunteers must be available at minimum 2 hours once a week, for at least 6 months. All volunteers must complete the supplemental volunteer application prior to being assigned. If you are interested in this opportunity send an email with the POST# and your availability for a conference to and or call Reading Services at (646)874-8683 for a preliminary conversation about the available slots.

Address: 250 W 64th St
New York, NY 10023
Work:(646) 874-8688
Minimum age:21