What About Bob? Do You Know The Movie?

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Aging and Disability Services

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Have you seen What About Bob? Do you understand what it is like to live and work with Bob or even to be Bob? Can you be kind and compassionate to Bob. Can you listen with patience to the same story week after week because you are there for them and not for yourself? Two special volunteers are needed to provide friendly visiting, light reading (this individual is blind), and calm, soothing affirmation to someone who feels anxious about their world. You are not asked to provide treatment of any sort -JUST LISTEN AND CHAT - and no real experience is needed however you should be prepared to experience repetition and perseverant thinking - similar to someone with an aging or memory deficit. This individual likes to hear math and science, appreciates punctuality, responds well to authority figures, or those who are meticulous with self-assured bumptious personalities! Is this you?


Requirements to be a great volunteer include:

  • PATIENCE
  • 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
  • your own transportation or access to bus route;

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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

West AvenueStamford, CT 06905

(41.09018,-73.54174)
 

SKILLS

  • Analytics
  • Research
  • Robotics
  • People Skills
  • Management
  • Market Research / Analysis

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Highly Flexible but late a.m. to afternoon is best
  • tolerance, patience, good listening, organized, punctual

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