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Help a Blind Neighbor in Arlington MA

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Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired

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Do you live in or near Arlington? 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
  • Support and guidance from our staff
  • Volunteer events throughout the year

When will you be needed?

Most volunteer assignments involve a commitment of 1-2 hours per week or every other week.

You can volunteer days, evenings or weekends, whatever works best with your schedule.

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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.

People with Disabilities
Seniors
Sports & Recreation

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Opportunities throughout MassachusettsArlington, MA 02476

(42.41488,-71.17456)
 

SKILLS

  • Administrative Support
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • Most volunteer assignments involve a commitment of 1-2 hours per week or every other week. We are flexible!

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