Reader-Offsite-Brooklyn
Location: Reading Services ~ Off- Site
Off-Site Reading Administration
Duties:

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.  
 
Requirements:

• 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 may be needed)


Qualifications:

POST #

LOCATION

READING SCHEDULE

READING OPPORTUNITY DETAILS

BK-MH-279

Brownsville, Brooklyn

Volunteer must be able to go to the client’s home. Transit buses and MTA trains near home.

Sundays 12:00pm – 2:00pm

Or Mondays: 10:00am -12:00noon or 12:00pm – 2:00pm 



Volunteer Reader will assist with:

•    Reading Mail

•    Helping with paying bills, writing bills for her.

•    Helping her complete applications, forms, reading medical labels, etc.

•    Reading some articles and books.

•    Need help with navigating numbers on her phone.

•    Focus on helping the client with organizing materials.


Directions:

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 reading@lighthouseguild.org 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
Email:volunteer@lighthouseguild.org
Web site:www.lighthouseguild.org
Minimum age:21