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How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
-Anne Frank

Each of us has the power to incite change and improve the lives of others. Regardless of your background or area of interest, we are always looking for compassionate and capable individuals to join the Perkins family as volunteers. Whether you have just a few hours to give or are looking for a long-term opportunity, every volunteer's efforts truly enrich the lives of the population we serve.

Over 350 generous people regularly give their time and talents at Perkins, but we are always in need of volunteers to help people who are blind, deafblind or visually impaired with or without other disabilities.

Work with children in the classroom or participate in evening activities for residential students, provide administrative and clerical support on the Perkins campus, record "talking books" for the visually impaired in our state-of-the-art studio, and much more! Click to learn more about our possible volunteer opportunities.

Share your gifts with our students. Bring your desire to make the world a better place. Let us help you find the right volunteer opportunity. Read frequently asked questions about volunteering at Perkins. For more information, contact us at 617-972-7224 or

If you would like to volunteer, please print out Perkins' volunteer application and fill it out completely.

Submit your application by faxing it to 617-972-7363 or mailing it to:

Mike Cataruzolo
Volunteer Services
175 North Beacon Street
Watertown, Massachusetts 02472

We are truly grateful for every hour our volunteers spend making the world a better place.