Bridges Resource Library

Benefits of Volunteer Service

Updated as of February 10, 2024.


In 2021, the Free Bridges Helpdesk celebrated #NationalVolunteerWeek by highlighting skills needed for volunteer work and paid employment.

Impact of volunteering

In this video, we learn about the incredible impact of volunteering in our country. We also hear from blind college students and adults about the benefits volunteering has brought to their lives. Watch how we kick off #NationalVolunteerWeek on our YouTube channel. Access the “Impact of Volunteering” transcript in Google Drive.

More thoughts about volunteering

In this video, we get some great volunteer insight and advice from leaders in the blindness field: Mike Bullis, Executive Director of the IMAGE Center; David DeNotaris, Chief Inspiration Officer for Sky’s The Limit Communications; Eileen Rivera Ley, Founder and President of Blind Savvy USA, LLC; and Carlton Anne Cook Walker, Bridges Project Director and Founder of Blindness Education and Advocacy Resources, (BEAR). Dig into the wealth of knowledge these leaders share on the Free Bridges Helpdesk YouTube channel. Access the “More Thoughts about Volunteering” transcript in Google Drive.

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This unique project is being coordinated through The IMAGE Center of Maryland, a center for independent living in Towson, and it is funded by a grant from the Maryland Department of Education Division of Special Education/Early Intervention Services.

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