Declare Your Dedication to a Better Stamford! Be a Reader and Buddy to the Blind


(41.05296,-73.538795)
 

Cause Areas

When

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

Where

Main StreetTown Center LaneTown Line RoadStamford, CT 06901
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About

Declare Your Dedication to a Better Stamford! Be a Reader to the Blind and help make Connecticut a better place to live. If you like to chat, read current news affairs, shop a little, walk a little and love life a lot, this is the chance you have been waiting for. Four new volunteer positions in Stamford and one in Norwalk will become open within the next few weeks. Here is a little overview of what's available:

1.. gent needs a well read, inquiring and patient mind to discuss science, space and all manner of interesting topics. There will be a bit of reading science magazines or other news of mutual agreement, even a few library materials would be welcome;

2...lady and her guide dog need a sighted guide buddy to walk the local area incuding paths to the beach, conference center and other areas. She would also like to go to the library, shopping or out for coffee and a little shopping;

3... two ladies who are both socially isolated and who want to get out to shop, attend local performances, speeches, conferences, presentations and outdoor concerts. Both would enjoy shopping for clothes, curios, and groceries.

4...gent in Norwalk and his service dog needs a socialization buddy, he has a very high intelligence level and no peers locally to share his knowledge, expertise or interests. Visits will largely be on site in a common area and then if mutually agreed, outings will be of interest.

Get in on the Ground Floor of this great volunteer opportunity and do your part to make Connecticut a great place to live, work and socialize.

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.


Skills

  • Life Coaching
  • People Skills
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Counseling / Mental Health
  • Relationship Building
  • Critical Thinking

Good Match For

People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Flexible, do what you promise, let others help!
  • Patience, Understanding, Caring, Good Listening, Reading, Dog Tolerance

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