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Vision Loss Resources

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Shopper Volunteer

We have a wait list of people needing your help! Grocery/errand shopper volunteers are in demand.

Close your eyes. Imagine how you would shop for groceries or run errands if you lost your vision. You can help people who are blind or visually impaired maintain their independence. Become a Volunteer Shopper with Vision Loss Resources! As a Volunteer Shopper for a person with vision loss, you will provide transportation to the grocery store or other stores and help them select items.

This is an easy way to make a big difference. Scheduling is flexible. Mileage reimbursement is available. Clients live throughout the metro area, so we'll work with you to find a client near you. Time commitment is approximately 2-4 hours per month. You can volunteer with a friend, or members of your small group can volunteer in rotation.

We’ll provide the orientation, training, and ongoing support you need. As a perk, we reimburse our volunteers a set amount per mile that you drive with a client!

Volunteers must be over the age of 18 or accompanied by someone over the age of 18 and meet our insurance guidelines.

Contact Vision Loss Resources to learn more about this great opportunity: (612) 843-2583 or volunteer@vlrw.org.

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About Vision Loss Resources

Location:

1936 Lyndale Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55403, US

Mission Statement

The mission of Vision Loss Resources is to create a community of service, skills and support for people with vision loss.

Description

Vision Loss Resources is a nonprofit provider of training, classes, social activities and support groups for people with vision loss living in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul area.

We know that vision loss leads to struggles with daily tasks and feelings of isolation. Our expertise, range of resources, and supportive community are here to help you or someone you care about learn to adapt, connect, and thrive.

Our services include:

  • Rehabilitation training
  • Daily living skills
  • Technology
  • Social events and outings
  • Peer mentors
  • Support groups
  • Presentations
  • Professional trainings


Services are available at low or no cost to people living in the nine-county metropolitan area.

Community
People with Disabilities
Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1936 Lyndale Ave. S.Minneapolis, MN 55403

(44.96306,-93.28854)
 

SKILLS

  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Bi-weekly, monthly or on-call

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