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Help a Blind Neighbor! Billerica MA

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Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired

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Calling those who want to create equity and make a difference!
The Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (MABVI) recruits volunteers to work one on one with participants experiencing vision loss. If you have compassion, enjoy getting to know someone in your community, and want to make a real difference in the life of a neighbor in need, then this volunteer opportunity is for you!
Currently we have need for a volunteer in Billerica MA who can help an elderly woman go to the grocery store and some community. errands. Spanish speaking is a plus!

Help someone in need live the full and complete lives they want to live!

Volunteers can make their own schedule. Volunteers should commit to 1-2 hours per week or every other week. Visit www.mabvi.org for more information on our organization!

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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 streetBraintree, MA 02184

(42.17095,-71.00922)
 

SKILLS

  • Organization
  • 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
  • Have a car, be kind, compassionate and able to do a 6 month commitment

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