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Dog Lover and Social Buddy Needed for Local Guy!

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Aging and Disability Services

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 14 people are interested
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A dog lover is needed for a local man and his guide dog - a local man who walks to the local grocery and restaurants needs a sighted guide for unsafe street crossings and for socialization. He enjoys dinners out and enjoys politics and other discussion topics. Just a few hours every other week would be fine, there is no minimum commitment, only that you do what you promise.

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.
Animals
Community
People with Disabilities

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Main Street, Rocky HillMain Street, WethersfieldRocky Hill, CT 06067

(41.6623,-72.6686)
 

SKILLS

  • Elder care
  • Life Coaching
  • People Skills
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Veterinary
  • Animal Therapy

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Very Flexible - after work hours and weekends!
  • Patience, Understanding, Good Judgment, Dog Tollerance

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