The Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (ABVI)

422 South Clinton Avenue
Rochester, NY 14620
Phone: 585-697-5721
Contact: Rene Latorre
Fax: 585-232-2972


ABVI is dedicated to carrying out its mission to prepare and empower people who are blind or visually impaired to be self-sufficient and contribute to their families and communities.

Volunteers Needed

  • Drivers: for medical and other health-related appointments. Must have up-to-date driver's license, vehicle insurance, and registration.
  • Shoppers: assist individuals who are blind with their shopping needs. Must maintain up-to-date driver's license, vehicle insurance, and registration.
  • Readers: assist individuals with their reading needs. May include mail, notices, bills, etc.
  • Sighted Guide assistance for special events.
  • Insight Shop assistance: help by unpacking equipment and labeling inventory in our small shop which sells low-vision aids.
Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age, and must attend sensitivity to blindness training prior to starting volunteer assignment.

 Listing reviewed by agency 8/1/17. (Email address updated.t.)