Can you read this clearly? Imagine you couldn’t. For those with blindness, low vision, and other impairments, reading the news can be an impossible task. But you can help. Here are some ways you can make a big difference.
Volunteers read from our local newspapers from Monday through Friday at locations in Asheville and in Hendersonville. Typically, this requires one to two hours of time. Readers usually work in pairs. The frequency of reading commitments can be adapted to your availability.
Volunteers deliver the specially equipped radios to our clients. This includes helping to find a good location for the radio, testing it, and providing instructions on how to use the unit. Scheduling is generally very flexible.
Those who volunteer as Daily Managers see to the operations of the studio. Training is provided.
Help in Other Ways
There are many other ways volunteers can help TIRS, such as providing clerical support and helping with one-time tasks; assisting with outreach presentations to community groups; serving on committees for special events, fundraising, and other functions, and serving on the TIRS Board of Directors.
Contact Us Today
If you would like more information, on how you can be of service to TIRS, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (828) 251-2166.
Volunteers Make a Difference
We recognize how wonderful the TIRS volunteers are. Without them this would not be possible. Every year TIRS hosts a Volunteer Appreciation Event to share the joy of service to those that are blind or visually impaired.