Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers play a crucial role at Carroll Center for the Blind. We welcome volunteers who would like to work directly with clients as well as those who prefer to help support our organization in other ways. If you are interested in any of the below opportunities, please complete our volunteer application form. For general questions regarding volunteering, please contact Angelina Feimer (angelina.feimer@carroll.org).

Individual Volunteer


Opportunities may range anywhere from helping with lunch or dinner service, supporting client clubs, administrative type projects and more!


  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Commit to at least 1 shift (1 hr minimum) a week for 4 months of service.
  • Complete a background check.
  • Will need to complete all required volunteer onboarding paperwork, training, & sign off on Volunteer Manual.

After completing our Volunteer Application Form, we will reach out to you to discuss next steps. Based on your responses, which will include your interests and availability, we will discuss and pair you with the most suitable volunteer opportunity or project.

Corporate Group Opportunities


Are you part of a corporate team with an interest and drive to make a difference? Come spend a day with us at The Carroll Center for the Blind!

After completing our application form, which will ask you about your availability, group size and interests, we will work with you to develop the perfect day for your team. You’re welcome to help us with any of our group volunteer opportunities or if you have a particular service day, we can discuss that too!

Opportunities to help us in our work may involve beautifying our campus, supporting events, assisting us with client activities, or sharing valuable professional knowledge with our clients and staff! We’ll also ensure your team knows their efforts are helping us make students more confident and independent! Either way, we will have a fun and inspirational day planned for your team to give back!

Thank you to the Corporate Volunteer Groups who visited the Carroll Center for the Blind campus and donated their time through various volunteer opportunities this year:

  • Warby Parker
  • Scouts BSA Troop Waban
  • Edelstein & Company
  • AliMed
  • Glaukos
  • Newton Country Day School
  • Deloitte Consulting
  • Mercy Worldwide
  • Point32Health
  • Accordion Partners
  • Deciphera

Non-Corporate Group Opportunities


Are you a member of a local non-corporate team interested in doing some service together? Whether you’re a church group, Eagle Scouts, or book group we’d love to have you!

We are looking for corporate or non-corporate groups to help with some of our annual events. Click here to view our group volunteer opportunities.

On-Call Events


On occasion, CCB hosts many fun events throughout the year and sometimes we are looking for some extra hands. By signing up for this opportunity, you will be on call when we are looking for volunteers to assist with upcoming events hosted at our campus.

Walk for Independence

Each year, the Carroll Center for the Blind hosts the Walk for Independence, an event that raises funds and awareness for the Carroll Center. This event will take place on Saturday, June 1, 2024 from 8:30am to 12pm at Mount Ida Campus of UMass Amherst in Newton, MA. There are many ways to volunteer, including registration, route cheerleaders, food station, kids activities, setup/breakdown, sighted guide, water station and more! 

Summer Youth Program Activities Assistant

We are no longer accepting applicants for 2023. Please check back in spring 2024!

Apply today to be a Summer Youth Program Activities Assistant volunteer to a Carroll Center student. Volunteers will participate in our summer youth programs with teenagers who are blind or visually impaired. Our summer students participate in various activities both on our Newton campus and on local outings. Some examples might include archery, arts and crafts, sports, music, water fun, cooking and so much more!

A male volunteer smiles as he carries a metal yard waste bucket at The Carroll Center for the Blind.
Two female volunteers glance down at a clipboard while helping with inventory in The Carroll Store.
A group of corporate volunteers decorating a Christmas Tree
Two male volunteers smile together as they take a break from administrative work on computers at the Carroll Center for the Blind.
A volunteer from Point 32 Health wearing a purple company shirt empties a wheelbarrow filled with dirt in front of a gazebo at the Carroll Center for the Blind.
14 female high school volunteers pose together wearing matching blue shirts at the Walk for INDEPENDENCE.