Volunteer Programs at
The New Mexico
School for the Blind & Visually Impaired offers several volunteer programs from which to choose. Whether you can contribute
two hours per week or many, we look forward to sending you more
information about the volunteer programs of your choice.
Training is available for our more specialized volunteer activities. Want to contribute, but not sure where your special skills can fit in?
Let’s talk! Please contact us today for more information.
Activities ~ Which is Right for You?
The volunteer role for special events will be for large events held on
our main campus in Alamogordo. These events may include but are not
limited to working at the Otero County Fair Booth, the Halloween
Carnival, the Veteran’s Day Assembly, SCASB (athletic & narrative arts
event), or setting up and lighting luminarias. Other options may be to
help with the decorating of parade floats and helping with dances.
Volunteer hours will vary, depending on the specific event.
BRAVI: Braillists & Recordists Aiding the Visually Impaired
Free training is available to teach volunteers to work in any of these
• Monitor: responsible for recordings using a computer. Will be taught
how to translate the written word using a disk or computer file into
audio CDs. May include types descriptions of pictures and/or graphs.
• Braille Transcriber: required to receive certification from the
Library or Congress. After receiving certification, transcribers must
familiarize themselves with “Code and Techniques of Textbook
Formatting.” Primary responsibility is transcribing printed material
• Braille Duplication: must learn to make duplicate copies of Braille
masters using a thermoform machine. (Process involves standing.)
• Large Print Formatter: work with files, translating them into large
print following the formatting guidelines set by American Printing House
for the Blind. This person would also be scanning and working with
• Large Print Proofreader: read over the large print material looking
for and marking errors. (Can be done in your home or at the NMSBVI
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New Mexico School for the Blind &
1900 North White Sands Boulevard, Alamogordo, NM