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Help Needed in Salem MA for Visually Impaired Neighbor

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Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired

If you are interested in helping someone in need, making a life long connection and really impacting someone's life for the better, than sign up with MABVI! The Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired is recruiting a volunteer to be matched 1:1 with a woman who is blind in Salem MA. She is looking for someone who can read her mail once a week, sort, categorize and help her fill out job applications online. Volunteering is flexible and volunteers can make their own schedule with their match.

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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
Women

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1 main streetSalem, MA 01970

(42.52126,-70.89694)
 

SKILLS

  • Organization
  • People Skills
  • Reading Comprehension

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1-2 hours per week
  • kind, compassionate and helpful

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