Today is the Day to Make a Difference and start your new adventure. Retirement means every day is bosses day (You are the new boss) and every day is Employee Appreciation Day! Add a dash of volunteer appreciation and we have a trifecta for you!
You are looking for just the right opportunity to put your energy to good use without a heavy duty commitment. Well, this is the opportunity and this is the day to make a difference in your life and that of a neighbor. With just an hour or two per week you can be a friendly visitor, a shopping buddy or a reader for a neighbor who is legally blind. Interested but not nearby? Give me a call because there are new friends waiting for you in other towns too - probably five to seven miles from your house.
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;
access to a car with proof of insurance;
a minimum of $50/100k liability and $5,000 of property damage coverage.
Volunteers will be matched within three to five miles of home or work but will need to make a one-time visit to BESB’s Windsor office for an interview and sighted guide training.
Today is the day to call 800-842-4510 x4129 or email email@example.com for your Services for the Blind volunteer application. You will make a difference and you will make a friend!
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.
People with Disabilities
We'll work with your schedule.
Main StreetYour TownColumbia, CT06237
July 13, 2021
Driver's License Needed
Must be at least 18
Orientation or Training
Very Flexible... You really are the boss here! You just work it out with your new friend and do what you promise. Really EASY!
If you don't drive or have limited insurance, don't fret. We have very creative work-arounds for you.