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      Photo of in-home volunteer narrator.

      In 2018, volunteers gave over 6,400 hours to IDB.  Volunteers assisted with audio production, braille production, independent living programs, youth programs, library circulation and more. 

      You can positively affect the lives of blind Iowans by volunteering with the Iowa Department for the Blind. Our programs and services help blind Iowans gain the attitudes about blindness and the skills they need to prepare for training or education, find jobs or careers, and live independently well into old age. By volunteering with us, you can use your skills and talents to help us reach more clients, and help our clients live their dreams—whatever they may be.

      Every year, hundreds of volunteers across the country share their time and talents with the Iowa Department for the Blind.  Their efforts are an invaluable resource to our agency and the clients we serve.

      Check out the video our library team put together to show their appreciation for our volunteers.

      And here is the audio described version

      We are always interested in more volunteers.  Choose one of the links below to learn more about the volunteer opportunities available at the Iowa Department for the Blind.

      Learn more about different volunteer opportunities

      View our Volunteer Handbook

      Apply to become a volunteer

       

      Recognizing Outstanding Volunteers