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Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired

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Elderly man seeking a volunteer to go on short walks with some light gardening during the summer months & during the winter months he enjoys word puzzles. He lives in Greenfield, MA best time to visits with him is weekdays Monday-Thursday.

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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.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Pleasant StGreenfield, MA 01301

(42.58791,-72.59941)
 

SKILLS

  • Landscaping
  • Multi-Tasking

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • You can volunteer days, evenings or weekends, whatever works best with your schedule.
  • An easy-to-understand voice Good communication skills The ability to treat the information confidentially Patience and a good sense of humor!

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