Volunteers play a vital role in every aspect of our operation at Clovernook Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired. They support the mission and vision of our organization. They extend the reach of our talented staff. And, they touch the lives of our consumers with many positive contributions and selfless compassion.
Get involved… be a volunteer!
You can assist in helping Clovernook Center fulfill our mission, “To empower people who are blind and visually impaired to be self-sufficient and full participants in their communities.” Below are just a few of the ways in which you can make a difference.
Transport individuals to and from medical appointments, meetings, activities, shopping, and occasionally the bus station or airport. This may involve picking up the individual at Clovernook or at the individual's home. Clovernook has vehicle(s) available or use your own car and Clovernook Center will reimburse you for mileage.
Copyholders work in our braille production facility reading print copy with a blind person who checks the braille copy for accuracy. This is a regularly scheduled position generally 1/2 day or 1 day per week. No knowledge of braille necessary.
Recreation Assistants serve as a sighted guide for an individual with a visual impairment on outings and activities and help in other ways that enable the individual to more fully participate in the activity. Some of the activities could include crafts, dancing, drama, exercise, music and tandem biking.
Friendly visitors develop a one-to-one relationship with a person who is blind or visually impaired. It includes companionship, recreational activities, and developing a trusting relationship.
Personal Assistants help the individual who is visually impaired with shopping for groceries, clothes and other household items. This position could involve transportation assistance.
Youth Development Assistants serve as a sighted guide for a young individual with a visual impairment (typically between the ages of 8-22) on outings and activities so as to enable the individual to more fully participate in the activity. Youth Services and activities are seasonal and take place during the week and weekends. They also include the annual Dsicovery Youth Summer Day Camps that typically run from June to August. The camps allow youth with visual impairments to explore aspects important to their lives such as: independence, creativity, technology and socialization. Types of camps include: Art Camp, Survivor Camp, Adventures in Activities of Daily Living and Technology Camp.
Administrative Assistants will often do filing data entry, office organization, phone surveys, labeling, copying, collating and preparing mailings. Typically, the volunteer will develop a weekly or bi-weekly schedule with the primary staff contact person.
Develop Your Own Role
Clovernook Center encourages volunteers with special skills/interests to develop those into new volunteer roles. Develop and teach a class, help with fundraising, share your musical talent - help us determine the most positivie volunteer experience for you.
Volunteers have many talents and interests. Music lessons, aerobics, swimming, cooking, arts and crafts, bicycling - you tell us what your interests are. We will try to match you with a client who has the same interests or get you involved in Clovernook Center's work in a way that utilizes your unique talents and skills.
For more information, fill out our volunteer interest form below or contact:
Contact: Catie Turner
Lynn Tune, Manager of Program Services
901-523-9590, extension 3403
Volunteer Interest Form
I am interested in making a difference at Clovernook by volunteering! Please complete the form below. Clovernook's Volunteer Coordinator will connect with you to obtain additional information for your application.
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