Current Volunteers

Volunteer Hours Report

  • Please enter the dates, hours, and a brief description of your volunteer hours.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Volunteer Policies

Volunteer Hours

Fill out the form at the top of this page. Our programs are partly funded by grants, and those foundations look for volunteer hours reporting as a measure of program excellence. When you share your hours with us, you help sustain our services. Please submit the form by the 5th of the month.

Volunteer reimbursement

As a Vision Loss Resources volunteer, you are eligible for mileage reimbursement for driving, mass transit, or Metro Mobility to and from your active volunteer assignment.

When you report your volunteer hours, indicate your round-trip miles or mass transit costs to and from your volunteer assignment.  Other expenses may be eligible for reimbursement. For example, if you join your client for an occasional coffee or snack, you can request reimbursement. Please ask if you are unsure. You will be requested to submit receipts. Please turn in mileage in a timely manner. Mileage submitted after 3 months will no longer be eligible for reimbursement. Thank you for understanding.

Reporting volunteer hours and mileage are requested by the 5th day of the month. Checks are usually prepared and mailed the 3rd week of each month. Please note: checks are prepared in rotation with payroll and other expenses. This schedule is subject to change.

Parking at Vision Loss Resources

There is ample, free parking available in the parking lot at 3230 Spruce Street.

Client budgets

It is not your responsibility to manage your client’s finances. If they request support in developing a budget for a shopping trip use your best judgement in supporting that request.

Shopping with clients

Volunteers should never pay for items for a client, but offer support in identifying items requested and providing any information on pricing/sales.


  1. Call 911. Provide needed information to emergency personnel to assist client. Ask your client if they have a preferred hospital they go to.
  2. After 911 hangs up with you, if possible, ask your client if they would like you to contact a family member or friend.
  3. Call Vision Loss Resources right away and alert staff. (612) 871-2222.  If the offices are closed, please leave a message. The staff will assist in following up with the client’s emergency contacts and the client themselves as soon as the message is received.
  4. Volunteers are only required to call 911 in the event of an emergency. Providing any emergency medical care is at the discretion of the volunteer.