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Fashion Forward? Love to Shop? Assist this Local Lady with Blindness

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Aging and Disability Services

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 1 person is interested
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If you know your brands and love to shop for fashion or just love fashion this is a great volunteer opportunity for you. This local resident who is legally blind is seeking a shopping buddy for fashion or food; a pal for pizza or pasta and a friend for walks and talks. If you reach your 'limit' don't worry, assisting with paperwork, forms and junk mail is fine too!
Don't miss this great opportunity to do a good deed while you are checking items off of your own to-do list. We all shop and it is a service to the community when you bring a friend who can no longer drive. Sign up today! Just 10 minutes and less than 10 days to your new status as someone who turns a good idea into a good deed!

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;
  • two references;
  • access to a car with proof of insurance;
  • a minimum of $50/100k liability and $5,000 of property damage coverage - got less? don't stress we can work around that... don't wait do it now!

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About Aging and Disability Services

Location:

184 Windsor Avenue, Volunteer Positions in Most CT Towns, Windsor, CT 06095, US

Mission Statement

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.

Description

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.
Community
People with Disabilities
Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Main StAround the CornerCloser Than You ThinkWaterbury, CT 06705

(41.53997,-72.99345)
 

SKILLS

  • Elder care
  • Life Coaching
  • Spiritual Healing
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Social Work

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Very Flexible - do what you promise and others will help fill in the gaps. Minimum 4 hours per month; six months preferred.
  • Must be dependable, organized, have good boundaries and great communication skills.

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