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Grocery Shopper needed in Framingham for Blind Neighbor

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Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired

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If you have to go to the grocery store, you might as well help someone while you shop! The Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired is looking for a volunteer to help a blind neighbor in Framingham. An elder woman in her 90's would like someone to grocery shop for her twice a month. If you have a car, and are interested in making a tremendous impact on the life of a neighbor in Framingham, then this opportunity is for you! The commitment is 1-2 hours twice a month. Schedule is flexible, and the impact is real!

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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.

Community
People with Disabilities
Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1 main streetFramingham, MA 01701

(42.316,-71.4328)
 

SKILLS

  • Organization
  • People Skills

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1-2 hours twice a month

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