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Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired

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Help clients meet their shopping needs by driving the individual to the store and assisting in the reading of labels and identification of items for purchase. Some clients will be very energetic but need assistance with reading product information, selecting fresh produce and reading special store sales information. *Women Volunteer preferred*

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About Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Location:

200 Ivy Street, Brookline, MA 02446, US

Mission Statement

Established in 1903, the Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (MABVI) is the oldest program in the country providing services to adults with vision loss. Helen Keller served on our first advisory board. MABVI is dedicated to empowering individuals to live with dignity. We provide access to a full range of sight loss services and help reduce fears and isolation caused by vision loss. With offices in Brookline and Worcester, we serve more than 7,000 blind and visually impaired individuals every year. MABVI is a program of MAB Community Services.

Description

Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired offers a number of services.

In our COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER PROGRAM, volunteers work one-to-one with visually impaired adults in their community, assisting with reading or shopping.

In each of our 33 peer-led SUPPORT GROUPS, individuals gather to share challenges and resources.

Elders with low vision can work with one of our VISION REHABILITATION SPECIALISTS to learn strategies for living with limited or no vision. Special focus on reading and writing, magnification, lighting, diabetes management, home safety and daily activities.

Community
Seniors
Women

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

799 West Boylston StreetWorcester, MA 01603

(42.243,-71.838)
 

SKILLS

  • Customer Service
  • People Skills
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Assignments could be 3 hours every month but very flexible hours and dates
  • Healthy vision and safe driving skills. *Women Volunteer ¬†preferred*

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