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Help a blind neighbor in Needham once a week

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Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired

If you are living in or around Needham, MA and looking for a truly impactful volunteer experience than this opportunity is for you. A blind, elderly woman is in need of a volunteer once a week to take her shopping, read mail, run errands. Volunteers must have a car, and be willing to take her in the car for these errands. Make a lifelong friend and change someone's life for the better! Volunteers must be dedicated, kind and compassionate and able to give about 1-2 hours per week.

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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 - Thu Apr 29, 2021

WHERE

main street needhamNeedham, MA 02494

(42.30135,-71.23396)
 

SKILLS

  • Multi-Tasking
  • 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

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