Become a Volunteer
Volunteers make ABVI’s mission come to life through their compassion and dedication to those who they are helping to serve. We ask that our volunteers simply share our same passion and bring with them their own unique skill sets. Other specialized training and accessibility can be provided as needed.
Interested in becoming a volunteer? We encourage you to fill out the contact form below or print this application below and mail to: Association for the Blind & Visually Impaired, 456 Cherry St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503.
Volunteer Job Descriptions
Volunteer Greeter for South Holland Blind/Low Vision Clinic
We are seeking a volunteer greeter to welcome clients to our satellite clinic. The clinic operates once or twice a month at the office or Retina Specialists of Michigan in Holland at 1362 S Point Place.
The ideal volunteer enjoys a quiet office setting and can bring a book, knitting materials or other materials to help pass the time between client appointments
The volunteer would welcome clients, provide them with needed paperwork and seat them in the lobby.
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.