Wildfires are devastating communities across California, causing more than 300,000 people to evacuate their homes and threatening many more. The Camp Fire in Northern California -- one of three blazing across the state -- is the most destructive in state history. We want to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you find access to shelter. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know the most effective ways to contribute.
Do you live in or near Winthrop? 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.