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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


Main St.Around the CornerYour TownMiddletown, CT 06457
He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother!
Helping Others Lightens the Load for Everyone!


No, not responsible as ... you are in trouble, but are you accountable for your words and actions, are you reliable and ready to serve others? If you are, BESB wants you and others like you to help with your legally blind neighbors. It’s pretty easy, shopping with them or for them when you get your own shopping done, reading books, mail and periodicals. Calling when the weather is bad and asking if they are ok. Being a good friend and neighbor can’t get any easier. Call today!

Requirements to be a great volunteer include:

  • a desire to help others;
  • a pleasant demeanor;
  • a good reading/speaking voice;
  • average reading skills;
  • organizational or planning abilities;
  • a good driving record;
  • a clear criminal history;
  • two references
  • access to a car with proof of insurance;
  • a minimum of $50/100k liability and $5,000 of property damage coverage.


  • Problem Solving
  • People Skills
  • Elder care
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Relationship Building
  • Life Coaching

Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Flexible

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