Blind & Vision Rehabilitation Services of Pittsburgh is in need of teenage volunteers for its summer youth program, June 25 through July 27, which helps teenagers who are blind or vision impaired prepare for college or a career. Teenage volunteers accompany students to places like Kennywood, Pirate baseball games, Sandcastle and camping or just spend time with them in the evening. Volunteer schedules are flexible, and training is provided.
For more information, contact Nancy Schepis, volunteer coordinator, 412-368-4400 or nschepis [at] pghvis.org. Coordinating the summer recreation program is Ashley Wolford, of Munhall, PA, who started out as a summer program volunteer in 2007 and has been returning each year since then.
BVRS also is in need of adult volunteers to help in a variety of tasks, such as driving clients to and from doctor’s offices, the airport and the bus station, serving as escorts for group activities like bowling, shopping, movies and other events, and helping staff who are blind or vision-impaired. A particular need is for Tuesdays.
dmeyer [at] pghvis.org
412-368-4400, ext. 2287