Have you ever wondered how a person who is blind is able to run a concession stand, count their money, do their laundry, prepare their meals and generally keep track of their day to day activities while living independently? I am sure you have questions and want to learn more about this unique population of individuals. Here's your chance! If you have just a few hours every other week you can learn a little and help a lot. A fellow in Middletown is interested in someone to drive him to an appointment in Hartford and then maybe hop over to the Restaurant Depot or other Big Box stores to shop for his concession stand. The opportunity is voluntary and schedules will vary but a gas stipend is offered for this unique post.
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;
access to a car with proof of insurance;
a minimum of $50/100k liability and $5,000 of property damage coverage.
184 Windsor Avenue, Volunteer Positions in Most CT Towns, Windsor, CT 06095, US
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.
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.
People with Disabilities
Sports & Recreation
We'll work with your schedule.
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