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Volunteering at National Braille Press was a mind-opening experience. I had a preconceived idea that braille was an obsolete system. I came away in awe of the possibilities it offers-from kids reading Harry Potter as quickly as anyone, to accessing the Internet in real time. Braille is here to stay.
—Phillip, a volunteer from Mellon New England (currently BNY Mellon)

National Braille Press provides a number of volunteer opportunities for groups and individuals. Volunteering with us at NBP is a fun way to meet others or socialize with colleagues, all while making an impact! Whether you join us weekly, monthly, or just for a day, you will be helping us in our mission to bring braille literacy to children and adults.

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Volunteer Projects for Groups

Help assemble print/braille books for blind children! National Braille Press offers monthly volunteer projects for groups of 12-20 people (size of group depends on type of project) in our Boston-based braille publishing facility located near Symphony Hall.

Volunteer projects are held during the weekday from 1-4:30pm, on Saturdays between 10am - 2pm, and in the evenings between 5:30-9:00pm. - You choose what time works best for your group!

Volunteer Projects for Individuals

National Braille Press reserves spots for individuals at our monthly group projects. Individual volunteers who sign up for our volunteer e-list will be notified monthly regarding project dates. Children 12 years and older are welcome if accompanied by an adult.

Other individual volunteer projects include:

  • Volunteering with our production team collating braille materials
  • Answering calls at our front desk
  • Assisting with our annual A Million Laughs For Literacy Gala
  • Assisting with Silent Auctions solicitations and event preparations
  • Participating in Phone-A-Thons
  • How it Works:

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    See a list of children's print/braille titles that NBP has produced.

    Download a Braille Alphabet Card

    Learn about the Center for Braille Innovation

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