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.

If you are interested in INDIVIDUAL volunteer opportunities, click here.

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

Shira Weintraub

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Congratulations to fellow volunteer Shira Weintraub!!

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”.

As a volunteer, Shira wants to help build a more resilient society and give back to the community on an ongoing basis. After doing some research and finding CVI, she felt that CVI’s programs were incredibly impactful, providing individuals and families with skills and a network they would have for the rest of their lives. After meeting the staff, Shira was confident that she'd be able to find consistent, reliable volunteer opportunities and meaningfully help clients to gain confidence and more easily carry out day-to-day activities. She also liked CVI’s focus on working to change sighted people’s common misconceptions of the blind and visually impaired.

Shira feels very fortunate to be involved in programs that empower people impacted by a life-altering disability. By volunteering at CVI, she is able to help people lead more productive, independent, and fulfilling lives. She also feels that she has an active hand in promoting social inclusion.

When Shira isn't volunteering, she enjoys volunteering with Trees Atlanta, trying new sushi restaurants, hiking, and reading about corporate sustainability.

When asked why someone should volunteer at CVI, Shira responded, "I really enjoy volunteering at CVI because there are so many ways to get involved, including participating in the STARS program, helping organize fundraisers, and individually assisting clients. The staff is incredibly dedicated and passionate, and is always willing to work around even the busiest of schedules. It’s very rewarding to help people with disabilities adapt and succeed both personally and professionally. Being part of CVI renews your appreciation for what you have and enables you to give necessary resources to diverse people with tremendous potential."

Thank you Shira 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.