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Community Inclusion Buddy (good friend) Needed for Person with Disabilities

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Aging and Disability Services

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 15 people are interested
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A local resident with disabilities including blindness is looking for a community inclusion buddy...what does that mean? This individual would like a companion for guided walks (weather permitting) taking para transit and visiting local area shopping venues, outdoor concerts, local library events, speeches, presentations or programming. The buddy would travel as a 'companion' on para transit which is usually free or very low cost. So, if you enjoy the occasional iced-coffee and chatting with a new friend this is a great opportunity for you.

No personal care is required.

Requirements to be a great volunteer include:

  • strict observation of client confidentiality;
  • 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; or a willingness to take paratransit.

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About Aging and Disability Services

Location:

184 Windsor Avenue, Volunteer Positions in Most CT Towns, Windsor, 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.
Community
People with Disabilities
Sports & Recreation

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Main StreetWallingford, CT 06492

(41.45701,-72.82307)
 

SKILLS

  • Literacy / Reading
  • Special Needs
  • Networking
  • Life Coaching
  • People Skills
  • Community Outreach

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Very Flexible Based on Community Events
  • Srict adherence to confidentiality

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