On April 17, 2014, Second Sense held our annual Volunteer Appreciation Party and recognized Stella De Genova as Volunteer of the Year.
Stella has been volunteering at Second Sense since November 2010. She began as a front-desk receptionist and then moved to administrative support for Independent Living Services. Stella has also been a ZoomText tutor, and most recently, she has been the energy behind our new art therapy workshops -- Words Wide Open, Mask Making and Spirit Jars. And, to top all that, Stella’s self-portrait was accepted in our juried art exhibit, Passionate Focus, held on May 1.
Thank you, Stella for your continued support and the vitality you bring to us each week!
We welcome you to join Second Sense's Volunteer Team!
Our volunteers play a vital role in Second Sense's ability to provide service to people with vision loss. From helping us spread the word about our services and manning the front desk, to designing our annual reports and updating our computers, there is always some place your talents and skills can be put to good use.
Some ways you can help include:
Marketing and communications
Website development and maintenance
Volunteers with specialized skills can also help us provide service to our members. If you have experience in vision rehabilitation, career counseling or adaptive technology, you can help us with program development and tutoring.
Whether it is a short-term project or continuing service, we welcome your help! Please fill out the volunteer application or email Kathy Austin to learn how you can help.
Second Sense would like to thank the following people and companies for providing their pro bono professional services to Second Sense and our members:
Simple Truth: Strategic Marketing, Design and Brand Positioning
The Simple Truth team has helped Second Sense develop our brand identity and has designed our website, our annual report and our materials for Passionate Focus. Their innovative, award-winning design has helped to tell Second Sense's story.
Mickey B. Photography
Michael Brown of Mickey B. Photography captures the spirit of Second Sense and our members in many of our website photographs.
Duplicats, LLC, CD/DVD Duplication: When Your Image Really Counts
Sue Lamm of Duplicats, LLC provided her expertise in editing and set up for our audio versions of resource materials.
Photos by Lisa Gottschalk
Lisa Gottschalk used her professional photography skills to capture the images of all Second Sense staff members.
Horizons for the Blind
Horizons for the Blind generously donates their resources to transcribe our Making Sense newsletter into electronic braille making it ready for our staff to emboss.