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ORGANIZATION: Aging and Disability Services

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Volunteer Your Way to a Great Day!
Help a person who is legally blind to manage their paper, mail and official documents. You will be a help and you can make a new friend too!

Magic is happening in your neighborhood right now! If you are feeling left out or missing something that is new and exciting in your life, become a BESB volunteer. The work is easy - shopping, driving, reading or sorting mail. Everyone can do it, but only a few special people like you reach for the brass ring.

Still not sure, hear what the consumers and the volunteers have to say... these are only this week's worth of comments. Check it out!

"I am thankful for you bringing V### into my life he is like a brother to me. We have shared some great times filled with laughter and fun. V### is a great person and I am honored to have him as a friend."

"Mom loves him and really looks forward to his visits!"

"Things with Axxx are going pretty well. I helped her out after the storm, cleaning out the refrigerator/freezer. It took us a couple of hours but it was fun"

"Just want you to know that H### and I met on Sunday and we ran an errand, plus went to lunch. She's absolutely lovely and I'm sure we'll hit it off just fine. We're getting together again tomorrow evening." Thanks for a perfect match ... AGAIN!!!!

There's no reason to delay click on the "I want to help" link or invite your group, we can find opportunities for all your friends.

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.

Most volunteers will be matched within three to five miles of home or work.

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About Aging and Disability Services

Location:

184 Windsor Avenue (Main Office), Volunteer Positions are in Most CT Towns, Windsor (Main Office), CT 06095, US

Mission Statement

Maximizing opportunities for the independence and well-being of people with disabilities and older adults in Connecticut. Core Values INTEGRITY: We interact honestly and fairly with all others, adhering to strong ethics, values and principals. RESPECT: We value and recognize others for their unique skills, talents and contributions, and are considerate in all interactions. PROFESSIONALISM: We are mindful of our daily conduct and strive to have the highest work standards with a courteous attitude. OPEN COMMUNICATION: We encourage the sharing of information and knowledge in an accurate, honest and supportive way.

Description

Aging and Disability Services: Bureau of Education and Services for the Blind

Welcome to the Department of Aging and Disability Services. Our programs, policies and practices are designed to:

  • Deliver integrated aging and disability services responsive to the needs of Connecticut citizens;
  • Provide leadership on aging and disability issues statewide;
  • Provide and coordinate aging and disability programs and services in the areas of employment, education, independent living, accessibility and advocacy;
  • Advocate for the rights of Connecticut residents with disabilities and older adults; and
  • Serve as a resource on aging and disability issues at the state level.

The Bureau of Education and Services for the Blind enables its clients to become more self-sufficient and to maximize their participation in the community, at school and in employment settings. It is important to note that most people who are legally blind retain a significant degree of practical vision.

CAUSE AREAS

People with Disabilities
Seniors
People with Disabilities, Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

100 State StreetMiddletownAll CT cities and townsNew Haven, CT 06513

(41.31649,-72.9055)
 

SKILLS

  • Elder care

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

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

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