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Aging and Disability Services

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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.


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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
Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Main StreetTown Center LaneTown Line RoadStamford, CT 06901

(41.05296,-73.5388)
 

SKILLS

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

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • 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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