Volunteer Shopper (Help a blind neighbor: Opportunities throughout Greater Boston)

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


Opportunities throughout the Greater Boston areaBrookline, MA 02446


There might be a blind adult in your neighborhood who can use your help with grocery shopping or errands (such as CVS or the post office). You’ll be doing these tasks together. In the grocery store, you might read product information, mention new products, or share information about what's on sale. At the drugstore, you might look at greeting cards or pick up pharmacy items. Your voice should be easy to understand. Patience and a sense of humor go a long way.

There is a six-month minimum commitment, and volunteers must be at least 18 or accompanied by an adult. Volunteers must attend one training session in our Brookline office (choose from day or evening training) and must also have a personal interview with the Coordinator of Volunteer Services. Once those requirements are out of the way, you will be matched with someone close to where you live or work (depending on where there is a need). Most volunteer assignments involve a commitment of 2-3 hours per week; some assignments involve less time. Flexible schedule - you can volunteer days, evenings or weekends. You and the person you'll be working with will schedule your meeting times.

Come to a training - you'll enjoy it! We want your volunteer experience to be something you look forward to!


Good Match For

Teens People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • Max. 2-3 hours per week
  • If under 18, must have adult supervision

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