Vision Resources of Central Pennsylvania Our Vision is Your Vision
Formerly Tri-County Association for the Blind
Phone: 717-238-2531
info@vrocp.org

Volunteer at Vision Resources

Congratulations to the 2016 Volunteers of the Year

Pete VanZandt, Board Member

Jim Smith, Reading Services

Thank you for your hours, days, weeks, months and years of service to Vision Resources.

 

Volunteers Make A Remarkable Difference!

Vision Resources of Central Pennsylvania relies on the time and talents of almost 100 volunteers.  These individuals assist and enhance the daily activities of Vision Resources staff, who would be unable to provide excellent service to our clients without the commitment of our volunteers.

As a volunteer, you are sure to find personal satisfaction in knowing that you are making a difference in the lives of others. In addition, you may form new friendships, acquire job experience, and perhaps explore the possibility of a vision related career.

Interested in Volunteering?

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Cheryl Cuddy at 717.238.2531 or by e-mail at ccuddy@vrocp.org.  You may also complete and submit the volunteer application.

 

While duties and responsibilities vary, every volunteer assignment is an important and keenly appreciated service.

Volunteers assist in the following areas or departments.

 

Social Services

Transportation or escorting of clients for appointments, groceries or personal needs.

Please note, Vision Resources must conduct a background check for volunteers in this area.

Business-to-Business

Any assistance to the staff in our production facility helps to maximize efficiency and lowers overhead costs.

Administration/Clerical/Reception

Our Volunteer Program will give you the opportunity to experience the day-to-day operation of the facility as well as serving those in the community who are visually impaired.  If your schedule if flexible, consider our "on demand" volunteer list for those unexpected tasks such as bulk mailings that require extra help but little advance notice.

Development/Special Events

Assistance at Fundraising and Awareness events helps to maximize the experience for our supporters and guests. See the event page of this website for a listing of our events.

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Reading Services

The Radio Station at Vision Resources operates with one part-time staff member and about 45 volunteers that read from the Patriot News, other local publications, magazines, ads and obituaries. Volunteers may work during operating hours, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. as well as from home for select assignments. Each volunteer's assignment is the same each week allowing them to build a daily schedule around their volunteer commitments.

 

For Your Information

An added note - In this fiscal year, volunteers accounted for 7377 hours of on the job time. The Independent Sector website estimates the national value of a volunteer at $22.14 per hour. That calculates to $157,978, an increase of over $18,000 since last year, in service dollars provided by volunteers to Vision Resources. We are grateful to have such dedicated volunteers who choose to share their time and talents.

1130 South 19th Street • Harrisburg, PA 17104 • Phone: 717-238-2531 • Fax: 717-238-0710 • info@vrocp.org