VFB is a service for Fredericksburg City residents that provides volunteer readers and shopping assistance to people who are blind and visually impaired.
Examples of services volunteer readers will provide include:
Helping fill out job applications and other forms
Assisting with paying bills, writing checks, and balancing the checkbook
Reading instructions on:
prescription medication bottles
Helping college students with assignments requiring library research
Reading for leisure and pleasure
Examples of services shopping volunteers provide include:
Assisting the consumer to label grocery items
Shopping for household appliances and furniture
Clothes shopping (only volunteers of the same sex)
Volunteers will provide two hours of service each week.
Volunteers are matched with consumers based primarily on geographic proximity, times of availability, and common interests.
Before being asked to work with a consumer, all volunteers will be screened and oriented.
Volunteers under the age of 18 must have consent from a parent or guardian or be under the supervision of a high school community service program.
Volunteers read for people in their homes, work places, nursing homes, and public places such as local churches or community libraries.