Local leisure trips with a visually-impaired neighbor in Northampton, MA

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Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Are you willing to offer the use of your sight to someone who has limitied use of their own? We are looking for someone who can take take a wonderful woman from Florence on local leisure trips a couple of times a month. She has limited vision, so she cannot drive and needs someone to provide her with sighted guide to get around. Have some fun and we will provide you with someone to have fun with.

Training is provided in "Sighted Guide Techniques" and "Blindness Sensitivity". A car is required.

We really look forward to hearing from you.

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About Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Location:

200 Ivy Street, Brookline, MA 02446, US

Mission Statement

Established in 1903, the Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (MABVI) is the oldest program in the country providing services to adults with vision loss. Helen Keller served on our first advisory board. MABVI is dedicated to empowering individuals to live with dignity. We provide access to a full range of sight loss services and help reduce fears and isolation caused by vision loss. With offices in Brookline and Worcester, we serve more than 7,000 blind and visually impaired individuals every year. MABVI is a program of MAB Community Services.

Description

Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired offers a number of services.

In our COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER PROGRAM, volunteers work one-to-one with visually impaired adults in their community, assisting with reading or shopping.

In each of our 33 peer-led SUPPORT GROUPS, individuals gather to share challenges and resources.

Elders with low vision can work with one of our VISION REHABILITATION SPECIALISTS to learn strategies for living with limited or no vision. Special focus on reading and writing, magnification, lighting, diabetes management, home safety and daily activities.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

FlorenceNorthampton, MA 01053

(42.35061,-72.71563)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 4-8 hours a month

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