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 Melissa Simeon at 404-602-4369 or msimeon@cviga.org.

If you are a child between the age of 12-18 years old and are interested in volunteering as a BUDDY GUIDE with our youth summer camp, click here.

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

If you are interested in GROUP volunteer opportunities, contact Melissa Simeon at 404-602-4279 or msimeon@cviga.org.

Volunteer of the Quarter

April Costner

Picture of April Costner

Congratulations to fellow volunteer April Costner!

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”.

In college, April worked with a volunteer organization that assisted the visually impaired. She enjoyed helping individuals get out and experience things on their own. After college, April was thrilled to come across CVI so that she could have the opportunity to
volunteer again.

April feels like everyone should have the opportunity to get outside and enjoy things like shopping and dining out. April imagines that it can be scary going out when sight is needed for so many things in the world. With a reliable volunteer, a client can go out shopping or grab a bite to eat and enjoy companionship!

April has volunteered with a female client for several years and they’ve created a friendship that goes beyond volunteerism. They laugh, they vent and they like to try out new restaurants
and shop!

When April was asked why people should volunteer at CVI, she said “If you have sight, what better way to share that with someone that doesn't. You can make a real difference in someone's life whether it's taking them out or just reading a book!”

When April isn’t volunteering, you can find her at the movies and trying out new unique restaurants — but her passion is tennis.

Thank you April for all of your amazing support!

There are many great opportunities available at CVI to help others. For more information about volunteering, contact Melissa Simeon at 404-602-4279 or msimeon@cviga.org.