Volunteer

Colliers Grilling at the Alumni Hotdog Sale

“I’m so glad I took a chance and reached out to a stranger. We’ve established a close relationship, and just as I had hoped, it has been one of the most meaningful ways I’ve ever helped anyone.”- Brittany

“After I finish my hour at CVI, I feel a high that is indescribable. I feel I have personally made a difference in people’s lives – at least for that day.”- Ron

You can make a difference in someone’s life, too. Provide transportation. Read mail. Help with a special event. Record a book. Volunteer in our VisAbility store. Be one of the more than 300 volunteers who give their time and talent yearly to empower people impacted by vision loss. For more information about volunteering, contact Lara Tillery, Volunteer Services Manager, at 404-602-4369 or ltillery@cviga.org.

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If you are interested in GROUP volunteer opportunities, contact Lara Tillery, Volunteer Services Manager, at 404-602-4369 or ltillery@cviga.org.

If doing COURT ORDERED COMMUNITY SERVICE, do not fill out the online application. Please contact Lara Tillery, Volunteer Services Manager, at 404-602-4369 or ltillery@cviga.org.

Volunteer of the Quarter

Morgan Orangi

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Congratulations to fellow volunteer Morgan Orangi!!

As we all know, volunteers are the heart of CVI. We are so fortunate to have so many individuals who take time out of their busy schedules to help their neighbors and their community. As a small token of our appreciation, at least once per quarter, a volunteer will be recognized as the “Volunteer of the Quarter”.

Living in Midtown, Morgan walks by CVI frequently on her way to Tech Square for class. Seeing CVI made her wonder about the challenges someone with a visual impairment might face and how she might be able to help. The work that Morgan does in the Human-Computer Interaction graduate program, poses these types of questions every day, as she finds problems, researches them, and designs solutions that often involve technology.

As part of a course on the sonification of technology, she evaluated an accessible educational computer game for children with visual impairments. She got the opportunity to step inside CVI and assess the game with students from the STARS after-school program. Morgan asked about getting more involved and volunteering and has been assisting ever since.

Morgan feels that CVI's programs are making such a positive impact in the community and in the lives of those with vision loss and she is excited to be a part of it. She feels she’s making a difference by assisting the wonderful administrators and teachers in their work and helping the kids realize that they too, are unlimited in what they can create.

Morgan said, “I'm learning a lot about the unexpected challenges people with visual impairments face. This has influenced my coursework in the way I think about designing products, and I hope will make an even more positive impact in the future.”

When Morgan isn’t going to school, she enjoys painting, drawing and sculpting. She likes to do outdoor activities, and tries to go on runs as often as she can. Otherwise, Morgan just likes to spend time with friends and try new restaurants in the area.

When Morgan was asked why people should volunteer at CVI, she said, “Volunteering at CVI is a great way to become engaged in the local community. You get to know wonderful people and to become a more informed and empathetic person.”


Thank you Morgan for all of your amazing support!

There are many great opportunities available at CVI to help others. For more information about volunteering, contact Lara Tillery, Volunteer Services Manager at 404-602-4369 or ltillery@cviga.org.