Someone should really do something to help...and that can be you. If you are a good listener, are willing to shop, drive, sort mail or read; or if you have a bit of interest in advocacy on behalf of others, the Department of Rehabilitation Services and the Office of the Long Term Care Ombudsman have volunteer opportunities for you. You can work directly with a senior who is blind in their home, assisting with reading, sorting mail, shopping and so on. Or, you can volunteer in a long-term care facility to assist residents in identifying and solving issues before they become problems, organizing family councils and encouraging interaction among residents and between residents. One stop shopping can introduce you to the volunteer opportunity that is right for you. 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; * Time requirements are flexible based on the opportunity you select. .
184 Windsor Avenue, Volunteer Positions in Most CT Towns, Windsor, CT 06095, US
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.
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.
Advocacy & Human Rights
People with Disabilities
We'll work with your schedule.
Main StreetMost CT TownsHartford, CT06106
September 15, 2020
Case Work / Management
Driver's License Needed
Must be at least 18
Orientation or Training
Companion, shoppers, visitors are highly flexible posts only 2 to 4 hours per week is fine. Advocates for Long-term Care requires more in depth training, monthly meetings and periodic updates. One process gets you started so click here!
Must participate in training; must have clear criminal history and good driving record.