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


(41.457012,-72.823074)
 

Cause Areas

When

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

Where

Main StreetWallingford, CT 06492


About

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.

Skills

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

Good Match For

People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

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

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