Volunteer Program

For Current Volunteers:  Volunteer Resource page. 


Volunteering for MABVI is a unique opportunity to volunteer with blind or visually impaired people. Volunteering is usually once a week for 1-2 hours, or once every other week for 1-2 hours. Volunteers must be 18 or under 18 and accompanied by a parent/guardian.

To be matched with a consumer, prospective volunteers must:

  • Complete an online application and choose from a list of tasks you are willing to help with (volunteers can choose to help with more than one task)
  • Take a virtual training
  • Complete a Criminal Offender Record Information check
  • Have a brief interview with the Volunteer Department Staff

Volunteers can choose to help with:


  • A volunteer reading to a visually impaired personReading mail, magazines, books, and paperwork
  • Clerical tasks such as writing letters, emails, and filling out forms on paper or online
  • Helping with grocery shopping or errands (volunteers use their own vehicles)
  • Serving as sighted guides for running, walking, the gym, or other fitness activities

Central Massachusetts Only (Must be 18 or older):

  • Medical escort driver- drivers use their own vehicles and accompany the individual into the doctor’s office as requested

View postings for specific consumers in need of sighted volunteers.

Ready to make an impact? APPLY HERE

Questions before applying to be a volunteer?

If you are not ready to fill out the application or you want more information, please contact us at volunteer@mabcommunity.org


Volunteers change lives for the better: Listen to participants sharing their experiences with their volunteers:

Text: In their own words voices from the field Image of hand holding a smartphone with a microphone image on it


Check out a recent story about our volunteer program on WBZ 1030 NewsRadio:

Volunteers In Need: Statewide Organization Provides Aid To The Blind

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