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Volunteer Opportunities
Get Involved!

Make a difference in the life of someone who is blind or visually impaired. Volunteer opportunities are available for English, Spanish and Creole speakers.

You can help with…

  • Children’s Programs
  • Publications, Publicity, & Events
  • Fundraising
  • Health Fairs & Speakers Bureau
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Administrative Support
  • Housekeeping & Gardening
  • Solutions (Low Vision Store)
  • Lunch Time Monitoring
  • Field Trips
  • Vision Screenings

Get involved now! Complete and return the Volunteer Application.

For more information, please contact Lourdes Hurtado.

Corporate Volunteerism

We can help your business (large or small) build a lasting partnership with the Miami Lighthouse for the Blind or plan a one-day project. Our staff will help you design a volunteer program/project to fit the needs of your company as well as the needs of our organization.

The Miami Lighthouse for the Blind is committed to increasing corporate volunteer participation and opportunities among Miami-Dade County businesses. Companies of any size can realize the benefits of corporate volunteerism:

  • Enhanced their public image
  • Boost employee morale and job-satisfaction
  • Built better work teams
  • Networking opportunities

For more information, please contact Lourdes Hurtado.


Your donation of cash, stocks, securities, or property can help with scholarships for blind babies and children, equipment, events, and general operations. We depend on the generosity of donors to provide critical services to the blind and visually impaired.

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Parent Testimonials

  • "Thank you from the bottom of my heart for the beautiful work that you do with my son Erick. May God bless him."
    - Greila

  • "Miami Lighthouse for the Blind has changed the lives of my family and our daughter. Without your support and constant encouragement, raising an infant who is visually impaired would be overwhelming, scary and clouded with sadness. Instead, our family feels privileged to be able to be
    a part of this incredible organization, thanks to our daughter. She is currently enrolled at the school
    and has participated in the infant programs – the effort and individual attention you provide to the families and students goes beyond an individual
    job description and salary – the drive comes solely from their passion to service those who are often overlooked in our society. I cannot thank you
    enough for your dedication."
    - Lisa Jess


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Miami Lighthouse was recognized at the 2015 Florida Blue Foundation Sapphire Awards luncheon as an organization that has demonstrated excellence and innovation in community health.


Miami Lighthouse ranks among the elite 1% of U.S. nonprofits having earned eleven consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator, the nation's premier independent nonprofit evaluator. Receiving such a distinction reflects our sound fiscal management, responsible use of donor dollars, and financial strength.


Miami Lighthouse has earned the Gold participation level through the GuideStar Exchange which is a testament to Miami Lighthouse's commitment to data transparency.


Early Intervention Blind Babies Program Named the Children's Trust 2016 Program of the Year. This most prestigious award recognizes this Early Intervention Program, in particular, for including parents as teachers.





Miami Today



Miami New Times - Best of Miami 2017




Miami Lighthouse received the prestigious 2015 Beacon Award in Education at the 13th Annual Beacon Council Awards.


Miami Lighthouse received a Silver medal at the 2016 Miami Today Gold Medal Awards Ceremony.


Miami Lighthouse is a two-time Charity Partner (2013 and 2014) of the Marlins Foundation and a 2017 Major League Baseball All-Star Game Legacy Partner. Our Florida Heiken Children's Vision Program has received over $300,000 in charitable donations through these partnerships.


Miami Lighthouse named "Best of Miami" Charity 2017 by the New Times.

    Miami Lighthouse received United Homecare’s 2012 Thelma Gibson Community Service Award at the 18th Annual Claude Pepper Memorial Awards Ceremony.   Miami Lighthouse received the prestigious South Florida Business Journal 2011 Excellence in Health Care Award in the Community Outreach category.   Miami Lighthouse honored by being named the recipient of the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce 2010 Non-Profit Business Diamond Award.   Miami Lighthouse received the prestigious 2008 Concern Award from Health Foundation of South Florida.    

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