Volunteer Donna McDonald and Chris BurkeAre you a student searching for community service hours? Are you recently retired? Just looking to give back to the community?

The Northeastern Association of the Blind at Albany is looking for people to give an hour or two of their time each week helping blind or visually impaired individuals. Helping others isn’t just a way to feel good about yourself, but also makes a difference to those who need your help.

Volunteers are needed to assist with:
  • reading mail, books, and magazines
  • tape recording information
  • correspondence and record-keeping
  • or being a friendly visitor


Opportunities to volunteer at NABA include:
  • tape recording information for staff
  • assisting at various special events
  • providing artistic skills in the development and production of literature, photographs & displays
  • assisting with administrative/clerical duties
  • coordinating mailings

Volunteer Bud KleppelPlease Contact Gail Hessney at 518-463-1211, ext. 201

Volunteers are needed to work one-on-one with blind adults reading mail, books and magazines either in person or through audio recording, assisting with correspondence and communication, providing transportation, and friendly visits.

Volunteers are needed as mentors in the pre-vocational “Mentoring Matters” program teaching 8-12 year olds financial literacy skills and facilitating group activities such as basketball, swimming, horseback riding, kayaking, skiing, and cooking.