Become an Envision Volunteer

We are so grateful for your interest in volunteering at Envision!  There are many types of opportunities to volunteer such as assisting with Art Programs, Technology Camps, Homework Club and helping at events. 

We welcome people 18 years or older to create an account to get your application started. Once we review your application, we will schedule an interview and complete a background check.  

Click here to create an application.  If you have questions while your application is being processed you can reach Jennifer Brown at 316-440-1529. 

Already an Active volunteer with an Online Account? Click here to sign up for an upcoming volunteer date (make sure you're logged in!)

CURRENT VOLUNTEER POSITIONS

Envision Everyday Retail Volunteer:

Envision Everyday is a retail store that offers a wide variety of adaptive and assistive aids to assist visually impaired individuals. Volunteers are sought for the following needs: 

  • Providing assistance daily to the store manager during the lunch time. Time frame needed is Noon - 2 pm. Tasks include assisting customers and answering incoming calls.
  • Assisting 1 - 2 times per year for store inventory.
  • Assisting the manager when presenting a booth at special events and/or conferences. Volunteer will travel with the store manager and assist with materials, booth, and customers.

Envision Golf Volunteer:

Envision’s annual golf tournament, is a benefit on behalf of individuals who are blind and visually impaired. Help with setup, checking golfers in, driving drink carts, etc.

The Golf Fore Vision Tournament is one of Envision’s largest fundraisers. Participants enjoy food, beverages and fun, have the chance to win prizes and derive great fulfillment knowing they are helping others. All proceeds from the tournament benefit Envision’s mission to improve the quality of life and provide inspiration for those who are blind and visually impaired through employment, outreach, rehabilitation, education and research, and provide activities such as support groups, art programs, homework club, Envision’s Assistive Technology (AT) camp, the Eyes 4 Others literacy program for visually impaired youth, and more.

Homework Club Tutor Volunteer:

The Envision Homework Club provides individual and small group tutoring to blind and visually impaired youth in grades 2 through high school. The program gives students valuable mentorship to help them be academically successful. We help build the study skills, habits and attitudes that students need to succeed in school and in life. Our mentors are college- and career-age volunteers who are warm, caring and interested in helping children succeed. With parent permission, we partner with each student's teacher to ensure progress.

Homework Club meets on Mondays from 5:30 - 6:45 pm. Opportunities exist for 1:1 academic tutoring. Grade levels of students range from kindergarten to high school. Tutors with strong math skills needed.

Office Work Volunteer:

This opportunity changes depending on the projects at the time but can include help with mailings, assisting with special events or other projects.

Support Group Volunteer:

The adult support group is where visually impaired adults are able to learn from vision rehabilitation experts and come together to interact and socialize. The participants quickly feel a kinship. They learn that visually impaired people can do many things. Family members, friends and caregivers may attend the monthly meetings. Meetings focus on issues related to vision loss or blindness, including updates on diseases and treatments, low vision rehabilitation, healthy lifestyles, inspirational and motivational speakers, transportation, shopping, organizational skills, personal finance, and safety at home. Meetings often include demonstrations of adaptive aids and strategies for independent living.Envision sponsors a support group for visually impaired individuals and their families. 

The Adult/Senior Support Group meets on the 2nd Tuesday of every month from 9:30 - 11:30 am. Tasks include setup and cleanup and assistance during the meetings. Volunteers are needed from 9 am - Noon. Associated tasks include monthly phone calls and mailings. 

Youth & Adult Art Club Volunteer:

In order to reveal that a person without sight can still encompass a creative vision, Envision offers accessible art education for youth and adults with vision loss including consumers in our Vocational and Life Skills Development Center.In collaboration with volunteers and arts professionals, Envision Arts opens the door to the arts for youth and adults who are blind or low vision. Art offers to people who are visually impaired a tangible way to "map out" a sense of the world. Art is cultivated from within, builds confidence and increases self-concept while enriching hearts and minds. Every person can benefit from the critical thinking skills, language skills, cooperative learning and life enrichment provided by studying the arts. Art-making can serve to foster sensory awareness, manual dexterity, self-confidence and self-awareness. Art can also serve as a catalyst in addressing many issues that people who are blind face today including literacy, social integration, mobility skills and employment.

Youth Art Club meets Monday and Tuesday afternoons from 4:20 - 5:35 pm. Tasks include assisting in 1:1 mentoring during and cleanup after the program. Volunteers are needed from 3:50 - 6 pm.

Adult Art Club meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month from 12:30 - 2 pm. Tasks include mentoring during and cleanup after the program. Volunteers are needed from Noon - 2:30 pm.

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Envision, Inc.
610 N. Main St. Wichita, KS 67203
P: 316-440-1529

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