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:

Reading mail

Helping fill out job applications and other forms

Assisting with paying bills, writing checks, and balancing the


Reading instructions on:

prescription medication bottles

household equipment


cleaning products

packaged foods

baby formula

Helping college students with assignments requiring library


Pleasure reading

Reading employment related materials

Examples of services shopping volunteers provide include:

Grocery shopping

Assisting the consumer to label grocery items

Gift shopping

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

service program.

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.