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Aging and Disability Services

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Lady Knitting

Commit to a Better Bridgeport by helping a neighbor who is blind. A local lady with a vast interest in music and movies is in need of a volunteer to assist with labeling projects, a little shopping, some socialization activities like free concerts in town or local bingo and she loves arts and crafts including basket weaving. This individual does her best to stay active in the community but needs a sighted guide to assist. You can take the para transit van with her to local locations or shopping. This opportunity is designed to meet your schedule either days or evenings, weekends too if you wish.

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:

185 Windsor Avenue, Windsor, CT 06095, US

Mission Statement

BESB's mission is to enable 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. Bureau of Education and Services for the Blind A Department of Rehabilitation Services Bureau LIVE. LEARN. WORK

Description

Bureau of Education and Services for the Blind

A Department of Rehabilitation Services Bureau

Our programs, policies and practices are designed to promote employment, independence, equal access and self-sufficiency for people with disabilities. We strive to be a resource for information and technical assistance for other stakeholders in Connecticut as well.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Main StreetCenter StreetBridgeport, CT 06604

(41.18655,-73.1952)
 

SKILLS

  • Hospice Care
  • Elder care
  • Life Coaching
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Social Work

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Incredibly Flexible - Do What You Promise!
  • Must be patient, license optional - city buses available

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