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You and Your Sparkling Personality are Needed for a Local Lady

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Aging and Disability Services

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
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You and Your Sparkling Personality are Needed for a Local Lady who has a need for community inclusion due to blindness. This nice lady is socially isolated due to blindness and becasuse she is living in a senior community where she is one of the youngest tenants. She LOVES dogs; if you have a few hours a week to take in a movie or go out for a meal, to the comedy club or just outside for a walk or visit to a dog park, this is a great opportunity. All it takes is a few hours every other week or month to make someone's day brighter.

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.

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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

Vernon/RockvilleRockville, CT 06066

(41.86676,-72.44953)
 

SKILLS

  • Mentoring
  • Special Needs
  • Life Coaching
  • People Skills
  • Social Media / Blogging
  • Tutoring

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Very Flexible - Just Do What You Promise
  • Kindness, Patience, Understanding

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