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COVID-19 Help Needed: Grocery Shop for Visually Impaired Neighbor in Auburndale

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Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired

The Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired is seeking a compassionate neighbor to help a kind man in Auburndale. The volunteer would need a car, and be willing to take a very funny, intelligent, visually impaired man to the store once a week. The volunteer should be prepared for a time commitment of 1-2 hours per week. If you are looking to make a huge impact on the life of a neighbor, look no further! Make a new friend and make someone's life a little easier. Please inquire with Alexandra if interested, at amaggio@mabcommunity.org or reply to this post.

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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

Mon Feb 22, 2021 - Fri Apr 30, 2021

WHERE

main street AuburndaleNewton, MA 02468

(42.32602,-71.22505)
 

SKILLS

  • Organization
  • People Skills
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1-2 hours per week
  • Car

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