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Help your Visually Impaired Neighbor- Newburyport

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Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired

If you would like to make a difference in the life of someone in need, then this opportunity is for you. MABVI is looking for a volunteer who can read mail and help pay bills for a man in Newburyport who is Visually Impaired. Volunteers are asked to go over to the home once a week and read, sort and respond to mail and email. Someone who is comfortable with a computer is highly preferred.

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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

Fri Jan 01, 2021 - Sun Feb 28, 2021

WHERE

main street NewburyportNewburyport, MA 01950

(42.81041,-70.88929)
 

SKILLS

  • Multi-Tasking
  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1-2 hours per week
  • Must be kind and compassionate.

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