Picking Up Prescriptions for Blind Neighbor in Everett
Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Help a blind elderly woman get her prescriptions once a month. Volunteers for the Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired are matched one to one with a participant in need of volunteer services. Make a lifelong friend and help someone maintain their independence! Volunteers must be compassionate, kind and communicative. Must be willing to give a 3 month commitment and a car is helpful. This opportunity is about 1-2 hours per month.
About Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired
200 Ivy Street, Brookline, MA 02446, US
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.
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.