(41.5816,-72.6161)
 

Cause Areas

When

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

Where

Main Street PortlandPortland, CT 06480


About

A local lady who is legally blind and living in a care facility needs a buddy to take the Red Cross bus to the local department store for shopping trips. The bus usually leaves Portland around 1:30 and returns around 3 p.m. She needs a little help in the store to get her shopping done, watch the clock and help her back out to the van. This person uses a wheel chair that is hydraulicly lifted into/out of the van - easy no lifting needed. Just watch the clock, get the items on her list and head on home! Just ninety minutes a week or every other week and it will mean a LOT to this lady who has no local family.

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.

Skills

  • Problem Solving
  • Patient Care
  • Counseling / Mental Health
  • Mentoring
  • Elder care
  • Life Coaching

Good Match For

People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Local Daytime Trips 90 minutes average
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