Cause Areas

When

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

Where

100 State StreetMiddletownAll CT cities and townsNew Haven, CT 06513

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!

About

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.

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
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