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COVID-19 Help Needed: Grocery Shop for Visually Impaired Neighbor near Weymouth 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. Do you enjoy grocery shopping? Does it warm your heart to know that someone has the food they need? There is currently an immediate need for a volunteer to help a woman in Quincy MA shop for her groceries once every other week. Volunteers need to have a car, and be willing to go to the store with her and help her shop. 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

1 main streetWeymouth, MA 02188

(42.20705,-70.95676)
 

SKILLS

  • 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 every other week
  • car needed

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