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Help Needed in Cambridge MA for Visually Impaired Neighbor

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Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired

MABVI is has need for a volunteer to help a blind neighbor in Cambridge MA, go to the bank once a month and do some light grocery shopping.

During the COVID-19 crisis we are advising all consumers to order groceries online. However, many consumers are unable to utilize online delivery services, and often there are large backlogs to ordering online. Therefore, we are recruiting volunteers to shop for consumers. This program will connect volunteers who are willing and able to grocery shop for consumers in need. The volunteer will collect funds, purchase groceries and delivery groceries in a contact-free way.

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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

WHEN

Tue Sep 01, 2020 - Mon Nov 30, 2020

WHERE

Main StreetCambridge, MA 02141

(42.37164,-71.08098)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 hour once a month

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