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Read Mail and help a Blind Neighbor in Cambridge, MA

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Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired

The Mass Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired seeks volunteers to be matched 1:1 with a participant who is blind or visually impaired. There is currently a need for volunteers in Cambridge/Somerville MA. We have an elderly woman who needs help reading her mail. Volunteers would be required to go to her home once a week and help to read, and organize her mail for the week. Volunteers can sit outside if they prefer. Volunteers must be kind and compassionate, reliable and friendly. If you want to make a difference in the life of a neighbor, then this is an easy, flexible way to do so!

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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
Women

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

main streetCambridge, MA 02140

(42.39645,-71.13594)
 

SKILLS

  • Organization
  • People Skills
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1-2 hours per week maximum

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