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When

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

Where

Opportunities throughout the South ShoreQuincy, MA 02169

About

Do you live in or near Quincy? Are you interested in making a difference in the life of a blind adult in your neighborhood?

As a part of MABVI’s Volunteers for Vision program, you’ll assist a blind or visually impaired individual with a variety of daily tasks. You might go grocery shopping or run errands together, go for a walk around your neighborhood or go to the movies, or help read the mail or a book.

Why Volunteer with MABVI?

  • 90% of our current volunteers feel they are doing significant work
  • 98% of our volunteers say volunteering with us gives them a sense of accomplishment
  • 99% would recommend the volunteer program to their family and friends

What will you gain from the role?

  • A chance to make a difference
  • Experience working with people with sight loss
  • A sense of achievement
  • A new friend

What skills and experience are needed?

  • An easy-to-understand voice
  • Good communication skills
  • The ability to treat information confidentially
  • Patience and a good sense of humor!

What support will be given?

  • Volunteer training in our Brookline Office
  • Support and guidance from our staff
  • Volunteer events throughout the year

When will you be needed?

Most volunteer assignments involve a commitment of 2-3 hours per week; some assignments involve less time.

You can volunteer days, evenings or weekends, whatever works best with your schedule.

Skills

  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Administrative Support

Good Match For

Kids Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2-3 hours weekly or biweekly; we're flexible!

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