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Flexible Helper Needed for Visually Impaired Medway Resident

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Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Give someone the best gift this holiday season by lending your sight. If you have a vehicle, and live in the Medway MA area, and are looking to make an impact in someone's life, this is the opportunity for you! Help an elderly woman who is blind go to the grocery store and drive to and from medical appointments. Only 1-2 hours per week, will truly make all the difference in her life. MABVI has implemented COVID safety guidelines so you can maintain your safety while helping someone in need.

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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

Thu Dec 10, 2020 - Sun Jan 31, 2021

WHERE

Main Street MedwayMedway, MA 02053

(42.14177,-71.39673)
 

SKILLS

  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1-2 hours weekly
  • Must be kind, caring and communicative

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