Mission : Provides rehabilitation and social services, life skills classes, and orientation and mobility training for blind and visually impaired adults and seniors. Some social services are available in Spanish. Provides training in personal computers on talking and large print screen equipment in Gateway Technology Center . Provides closed-circuit radio programs for visually and print-impaired people, recorded periodicals, and Braille and large print services.
2. Professional Reader
3. Rehabilitation Trip Escort
4. Holiday Donations
5. Tape Narrator
8. Thermoform & Binding
Mission : Best Buddies is a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of people with intellectual disabilities by providing opportunities for one-to-one friendships and integrated employment.
Opps: E-mail for volunteer opportunities.
Mission : We are committed to leading the way for continuous improvement in the quality, design and delivery of services to families and individuals with special challenges in life. Drawing upon collective talents, personal commitment and innovation, Elwyn creates opportunities for children and adults with disabilities and disadvantages to learn, to work and to build more meaningful, independent lives. We help people recognize that each person is an important contributor to a better society. Together, we make a difference.
Opps: Family friends
Mission : Horizon House helps people with mental illness, mental retardation, drug and alcohol problems, and/or homelessness. Each year, our residential, day treatment, vocational, educational, and case management programs serve over 3,000 individuals in Southeastern Pennsylvania and the state of Delaware .
2. Taking clients on outings
3. Clerical assistance
4. Child care for clients attending monthly program meetings (evening)
Mission : The mission of HMS School for Children with Cerebral Palsy is to educate, nurture, and care for children and youth with motor impairments who may also have other disabilities resulting from brain injury with the goal of assisting each individual in achieving his or her maximum potential. HMS School aims to facilitate independence and improve the quality of life for its students in a safe and secure environment so they can lead fulfilling, stimulating lives in their present and future environments.
Opps: Contact for volunteer opportunities.
Pennsylvania Association for Blind
Phone: 1-800-596-5146, access code is 33
Address: 465 Maplewood Avenue
Springfield , PA 19064
Mission : PABA is a non-profit 501(c)(3) statewide community service organization. We promote and provide sports and recreational opportunities for youth and adults who are blind and visually impaired. We encourage and assist communities and schools with the development of equal fitness, recreation, sport and social opportunities for those with sensory and/or physical disabilities. We offer some instruction, practice, and competition in various international sports plus other recreational activities through clinics, chapters, and partners.
2. Assistant coaches
4. Guide runners
7. Grant writer
8. Event coordinators
9. Sports officials
Address: 100 S. Broad Street, Suite 620
Philadelphia , PA 19110
Mission : Philadelphia Cares mobilizes volunteers to address the critical social, educational, and environmental needs in the greater Philadelphia region through volunteer action.
1. Hunger / Homelessness
2. Education / Literacy
3. Children, Youth, and their Families
6. People Living with HIV/AIDS and Cancer
7. Partners in Technology
9. Animal Lovers
10. Social Action
Address: 3615 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia , PA 19104
Mission : The Ralston House is a nursing home that provides skilled and intermediate care to an elderly and disabled population, specializing in the care of people over the age of 65.
Opps: Contact for volunteer opportunities.
Special Olympics Philadelphia
Address: 2900 Southampton Road
Philadelphia , PA 19154
Mission: The mission of Special Olympics PA is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with mental retardation, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendships with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.