Volunteers are a vital part of services and programs we provide.
If you are interested, we have job descriptions listed below and a volunteer application for you to use. Specialized training and accessibility is provided as needed.
For more information, please call Rick Stevens at 616-458-1187 or 1-800-466-8084.
Become a Volunteer
Please print the application below and mail to: Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired, 456 Cherry St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503; Attn. Joy Wahby
File Assistant / Clerical
Volunteers are needed to assist agency staff by filing folders, reports, and miscellaneous documents, as well as miscellaneous clerical duties.
Time Commitment: 4-6 hours per week between the hours of 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Qualifications: Knowledge of filing principles including ability to alphabetize, Attention to detail, Ability to operate a copier and postage meter or willingness to learn.
Client Service Telephone Follow-up
Volunteers are needed to help with phone calls to clients and support group participants. We survey individuals to make sure our services have met their agreed upon needs, and to see if additional services would be useful.
Time Commitment: As determined between ABVI staff and volunteer.
Qualifications: Ability to use a telephone, friendly and outgoing, ability to communicate with a wide variety of people and willingness to follow established procedures.
Respect for privacy and client confidentiality.