Missouri BELL Volunteer Application

The National Federation of the Blind of Missouri is proud to have the opportunity to host two Braille Enrichment for Literacy & Learning (BELL) Academies this summer. One will be in Springfield and the other will be in St. Louis. We are in search of volunteers who can help in a variety of ways. If you are interested in volunteering to help us put on a successful BELL Academy this summer, please fill out this application so that we will have a good idea of all of the wonderful talents of our volunteers.

All volunteers must be willing to be flexible within our daily schedules, able to work as a team player, and most importantly enjoy being around children. By filling out this form you are giving the Missouri affiliate permission to run a background check. This is a requirement to ensure the safety of all of the children who will be participating in the BELL Academy.

We will be holding volunteer training and program planning meetings over Zoom. We will be sending out more details about these calls by email in the next few months. Thank you for your time as a BELL Academy volunteer, we look forward to working with you this summer.

Prep Work Types
Please select all of the days that you will be available to help.
If you are only available for part of a day, please write the times below. The BELL Academy day is from 900 am to 3:45 pm.
If you will be traveling to one of these locations,
The BELL Academy children range in age from 4 to 12 years old.
Please provide a brief description of your idea:
Each BELL Academy will take field trips. These field trips may last for part or most of a day. There is usually a lot of walking during a field trip.
Please explain all activities that you are not comfortable doing:
In order to help us as we plan how to best utilize our volunteers, is there anything else that you would like us to know about you?