The Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc. is on the lookout for passionate individuals who are interested in making a difference in the lives of those who are blind, DeafBlind, and blind with other disabilities. We’re looking to grow our volunteer Board of Trustees. We’re seeking individuals who bring experience in finance and accounting, human resources, blindness rehabilitation and employment, nonprofit management, manufacturing, eCommerce, government procurement, and legal fields. Learn more about why you should join the Lighthouse Board today!
You’ll Experience Personal Growth
As a board member of the Lighthouse, you will have the opportunity to bring your skills and experience to our organization and help shape our strategy and direction.
Serving on the board is a chance for personal growth and development. It allows you to challenge yourself and learn new skills! Strategic planning, nonprofit management, and fundraising are just some of the skills you’ll have the opportunity to practice.
You’ll Make a Difference
Volunteering on the Lighthouse Board offers an opportunity to make a difference for others. You will have the chance to share your knowledge to help improve the lives of people who are blind, DeafBlind, and blind with other disabilities.
Your expertise will have a direct impact on ensuring the Lighthouse is able to thrive and continue offering programs and services for people who are blind.
You’ll Gain Leadership Skills
When joining the board, you will have the chance to collaborate with other leaders in the community and develop skills in a unique setting.
Board experience can also help you develop your decision-making skills. You will learn how to consider different perspectives, weigh different options, and make informed decisions that align with Lighthouse goals and values.
Finally, board experience will help to develop your communication skills. Not only will you learn how to articulate your ideas and opinions effectively, but you’ll also get to practice collaboration with other great minds.
You’ll Make Connections
As a board member, you will have the chance to network and collaborate with others in our community and expand your connections. You will have the opportunity to build relationships with the diverse group of passionate individuals connected to the Lighthouse.
Our Commitment to Diversity
The Lighthouse is dedicated to strengthening our mission by eliminating barriers to employment and services. We are committed to individuals from a spectrum of backgrounds, cultures, identities, and abilities to authentically guide our diversity, equity, and inclusion practices. We celebrate these diverse perspectives. We pledge to make these values central to our hiring practices, upward mobility initiatives, and to the development of our leadership, business lines, programs, and community services.
Women, people of color, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply to increase the diversity of the board.
More about The Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc.
Founded in 1918, The Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc. has been providing employment and support to people who are blind for over a hundred years. With revenues over $80 million annually and 425 employees, nearly 250 of whom are blind and DeafBlind, the Lighthouse is dedicated to empowering people with disabilities through creating sustainable and meaningful employment opportunities.
The Lighthouse operates manufacturing facilities in Seattle and Spokane, Washington, and Summerville, South Carolina. Our manufacturing facilities run CNC machining and injection molding equipment, serving federal government and aerospace customers. We also operate AbilityOne Base Supply Centers at military facilities in Washington, Nevada, and California, and provide contract management services.
Whether you are looking to expand your leadership skills, network with other leaders in the community, or give back to the community, serving on the board is a rewarding experience that will benefit you and others.
If you have a passion for helping those with disabilities, functional expertise and experience in the relevant disciplines, and a desire to give back to your community, then this volunteer opportunity is perfect for you. Don’t hesitate! Apply now and join the Lighthouse Board to make a positive impact in the lives of those who need it the most >>