VFB is a area wide service providing volunteer readers and shopping
assistance to people who are blind and visually impaired.
Examples of services volunteer readers will provide include:
Helping fill out job applications and other forms
Assisting with paying bills, writing checks, and balancing the
Reading instructions on:
prescription medication bottles
Helping college students with assignments requiring library
Reading employment related materials
Examples of services shopping volunteers provide include:
Assisting the consumer to label grocery items
Shopping for household appliances and furniture
Clothes shopping (only volunteers of the same sex)
Volunteers can work with consumers on a regularly scheduled (up to
two hours a week) or as-needed basis.
Volunteers are matched with consumers based primarily on
geographic proximity, times of availability, and common interests.
Before being asked to work with a consumer, all volunteers will be
screened and oriented.
Volunteers under the age of 18 must have consent from a parent or
guardian or be under the supervision of a high school community
Volunteers read for people in their homes, work places, nursing
homes, and public places such as local churches or community
To request an application please call or visit our website.