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How to support the Midwest’s largest employer of the blind and visually impaired

Written by Katie Fourney    on February 17, 2020
Outlook Nebraska, the largest employer of the blind and visually impaired in a seven-state region, provides anyone dealing with vision loss resources to stay independent. Opportunities to join Outlook Nebraska in fulfilling their mission are not only impactful but uniquely fun!



Here are a few ways you can help visually impaired teens take part in fun activities or guide adults in doing something for the first time.
 


1. Step up to the plate for this day of baseball!


Batter up! Are you a baseball player, baseball coach or baseball team?
Come team up with blind and low vision teenagers for a game of beep baseball. With beeping balls, beeping bases and your help, it will be a ball.
One time, 5-hour commitment, on Saturday, April 18. Sign up here.

2. Bike in tandem!

Experienced bikers, individuals or groups are needed to partner with blind or low vision bikers. Sighted captains are crucial in making Outlook Nebraska’s Blind Tandem Bike program go ‘round. Ride one Saturday or Sunday a month starting in May until the leaves fall. Join the Owl Ride, Corporate Cycling Challenge, Bike for Sight, Ride to Taste of Omaha and a Taco Ride.
2-3 hour commitment per ride. Sign up here.


3. Have a moving truck?

In the spring and summer, Outlook Nebraska transports tandem bikes to and from public ride events. Outlook Nebraska is looking for a friend with a lower bed moving truck equipped with a ramp to help move gear a couple of times a month from May - September. Connect with Outlook Nebraska.
 
Are you an archer, yoga instructor, swimmer or climber? Outlook Nebraska has upcoming events needing volunteers like you, too! See Outlook Nebraska’s wish list, volunteer opportunities, upcoming events and donate, here.
 
Photo credit: Outlook Nebraska