Cause Areas

When

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

Where

Center Street AreaManchester, CT 06042

About

Are you a cheerful person, can you ring the bell, cross the threshold and change someone's day? Services for the Blind needs it's own bell-ringers to spend a little time with a neighbor who is legaly blind. They need a hand with shopping, reading, sorting mail and shredding the junk, going out for lunch or to the park or senior center.. A cheer specialis!

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.
Volunteers will be matched within three to five miles of home or work but will need to make a one-time visit to BESB’s Windsor office for an interview and sighted guide training.

Skills

  • Elder care

Good Match For

People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Flexible, choose what works for you!

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