Dashing Through the Snow...and I'm Racing to the Bus...


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


Main StreetHartford, CT 06106


Dashing through the snow, and I'm racing toward the bus, my grocery bag just split ... and my bread has hit the slush...This is how I go, when I cannot drive but stroll, through the streets I go, with a white cane ho, ho, ho....

Ah a familiar song with new lyrics and a sad reality.When you are legally blind you cannot drive and use the city bus to travel the town. A few items and those plastic grocery bags, split, burst and get really heavy. What can you do? How about shopping, reading labels and just helping a neighbor to carry their groceries. It's easy.

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.


  • Elder care
  • Bus/Van Driving
  • Office Management
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Special Needs
  • Food Delivery / Distribution

Good Match For

People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Flexible! Make Your Own Schedule
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