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Potential Volunteers

An Adapted Golf CartThank you for your interest in volunteering with V-LINC. V-LINC volunteers build customized assistive technology that makes it easier for people with disabilities to live, work, and play more independently. 

Our volunteers come from a variety of backgrounds, including engineering, carpentry, machining, nursing, and physical and occupational therapy. We also work with engineering students through our Designing Our Future Program in Baltimore area high schools and partnerships with local colleges and universities. Volunteers use their skills to create technology that increases our clients’ independence. In some cases they invent a new product and in other cases they modify an existing one. But in either case, they change lives. Check out examples of some of our volunteers’ past projects here.

Position Descriptions

Our volunteers fall into several different categories. View our Volunteer Position Descriptions. Currently we have openings for:

Please note: All V-LINC volunteers who interact with our clients, with the exception of Designing Our Future students, must pass a background check.  

Catonsville Community College Engineering TeamPartnerships

We partner with several local colleges and universities as well as private companies who take on projects. Currently, we work with the Community College of Baltimore County’s Essex and Catonsville campuses and The Johns Hopkins University School of Mechanical Engineering which provide teams of students who work on projects over the course of a semester or a school year. We also partner with Northrop Grumman and Lockheed Martin corporations, which both provide teams of volunteers.

Contact us to learn how your university or company could partner with V-LINC.  

Designing Our Future Program

Through the Designing Our Future Program, V-LINC partners with high schools in the Baltimore metropolitan area to give engineering studentsBaltimore PolyTech Student Mentors hands-on experience with engineering projects -- from design to fabrication. Student teams present their design concepts and work to a panel of volunteer engineers who offer feedback and guidance to student teams.

Classes or groups of engineering students work with a V-LINC client in need of a customized assistive device. They design and develop a customized solution for the client over the course of the semester or school year. Not only do students gain real-word experience, they also learn more about working with individuals with disabilities.  

A V-LINC volunteer engineer will serve as a mentor throughout the process. He or she will provide guidance as the students develop their plans and connect the class with V-LINC resources.    

Contact us to learn more about how your school can become part of the Designing Our Future program.

Ready to Get Started?

If you are interested in volunteering, please complete our Online Volunteer Application Form or download the application and either mail or fax it back.

If you’d like to speak to our Volunteer Coordinator to learn more about how you can volunteer with V-LINC, please contact us.

Last modified on Wednesday, 11 June 2014 01:03

Free Software

BLINK System - Created in the 1980’s by V-LINC (VME).

Now available for any platform (download)

Thanks to Volunteer Telly Stroumbis.

Read More and Download the system here.

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