Spread holiday joy through volunteering

Nancy Senzon (with guitar) volunteers her musical talents at Manhattan GuildCare.

The holiday season is the perfect time to help those in need. What better way for New Yorkers to give back than by donating their time and talents as a volunteer?

At The Jewish Guild for the Blind, one of the nation’s foremost not-for-profit health care agencies, volunteers have been vital to the organization since its founding in 1914. Volunteers help blind, visually-impaired and multi-disabled children, adults and elderly people to enjoy fuller and more independent lives.

Discover opportunities that will make a real difference this holiday season by volunteering at The Guild. Volunteers are needed to:

•Help with arts and crafts including ceramics, knitting, crocheting and sewing groups

•Offer music appreciation and music instruction

•Lead literature, drama, exercise and dance workshops

•Read newspapers and books to groups or individuals

•Conduct walking tours and recreational trips

•Assist in letter writing, filling out business forms and the paying of bills

•Assist with clerical work, including mailings, at The Guild

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please contact The Guild at (212) 769-7816 or [email protected]

Each year, The Jewish Guild for the Blind helps thousands of individuals annually through a wide range of programs and services designed to support and enhance their physical, emotional and intellectual functioning. Rehabilitation therapies, education programs, adaptive skills and job preparation programs are designed to help persons who are visually impaired achieve lives of independence and dignity. The Jewish Guild for the Blind is nonsectarian. The Guild is located at 15 West 65th Street in Manhattan. For more information, please visit www.jgb.org.

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