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I've Got a Blank Space.... And I'll Write Your Name! (T.Swift)

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ORGANIZATION: Aging and Disability Services

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 11 people are interested
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I've Got a Blank Space.... And I'll Write Your Name! (T.Swift) Well, I'm not Taylor Swift, but I do have some blank spaces next to the names of about 20 legally blind people who are living throughout Hartford. I would LOVE to write your name near their name as a volunteer match. It's easy, read their mail, pick up groceries(either with them or their list), travel with them on the bus or have a cup of coffee or when the weather gets nice, go for a walk. It is so easy to make a change in your life that changes their life. Give it a go and let me write your name.

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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

Advocacy & Human Rights
Community
People with Disabilities
Advocacy & Human Rights, Community, People with Disabilities

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Main StreetBlue Hills AveSisson AveHartford, CT 06114

(41.73762,-72.66833)
 

SKILLS

  • Bookkeeping
  • People Skills
  • Mentoring
  • Elder care
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Flexible - do what works, others already help!
  • Requirements to be a great volunteer include:

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