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Local Retired Firefighter is 10-7; Needs Your Help!

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ORGANIZATION: Aging and Disability Services

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Volunteer Your Way to a Great Day!
Help a person who is legally blind to manage their paper, mail and official documents. You will be a help and you can make a new friend too!

A Local Firefighter is 10-7 'Out of Service’ Due to Legal Blindness (not totally blind) after 32 years of answering the call; he is now calling you for help. With just a few hours per month, you can help this incredibly active individual stay connected to his community. You can help with just 2 hours every other week or so. He just needs an occasional ride to Home Depot, Walmart, or someone to read a label, get a cup of coffee. As an avid outdoorsman, classic car enthusiast, animal lover and tractor pull fan, this fellow stays busy. If you like to be busy too, this is the fit for you.

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.

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About Aging and Disability Services

Location:

184 Windsor Avenue (Main Office), Volunteer Positions are in Most CT Towns, Windsor (Main Office), 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.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
People with Disabilities
Seniors
Community, People with Disabilities, Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Main St.Hampton, CT 06247

(41.77356,-72.07052)
 

SKILLS

  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Auto Mechanics / Repair
  • Carpentry
  • Woodworking

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Very flexible; do what you promise, communicate effectively, report hours at the end of the month
  • minimum of 4 hours/month/six months preferred, license, insurance - good communications skills

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