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Shopping and Recreational Buddy Needed for Local Lady

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Aging and Disability Services

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
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A shopping and recreation buddy are needed for a local neighbor. This lady is developing her independent living skills while making new friends in preparation to live on her own in the community. Just an hour or two per week taking her to the grocery store, shopping for apparel or going to an outdoor concert - movie or walk.

The right volunteer will have enough insurance to take her in the car, be willing to read prices and be a guide in the stores... the rest is all about being a good friend.

Times and days vary, volunteer only for those that suit you, others will fill in the gap.

Requirements to be a great volunteer include:

  • a desire to help others;
  • a pleasant demeanor;
  • a good reading/speaking voice;
  • average reading skills;
  • organizational or planning abilities;
  • a good driving record;
  • a clear criminal history;
  • two references
  • access to a car with proof of insurance;
  • a minimum of $50/100k liability and $5,000 of property damage coverage.

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About Aging and Disability Services

Location:

184 Windsor Avenue, Volunteer Positions in Most CT Towns, Windsor, CT 06095, US

Mission Statement

Maximizing opportunities for the independence and well-being of people with disabilities and older adults in Connecticut. Core Values INTEGRITY: We interact honestly and fairly with all others, adhering to strong ethics, values and principals. RESPECT: We value and recognize others for their unique skills, talents and contributions, and are considerate in all interactions. PROFESSIONALISM: We are mindful of our daily conduct and strive to have the highest work standards with a courteous attitude. OPEN COMMUNICATION: We encourage the sharing of information and knowledge in an accurate, honest and supportive way.

Description

Aging and Disability Services: Bureau of Education and Services for the Blind

Welcome to the Department of Aging and Disability Services. Our programs, policies and practices are designed to:

  • Deliver integrated aging and disability services responsive to the needs of Connecticut citizens;
  • Provide leadership on aging and disability issues statewide;
  • Provide and coordinate aging and disability programs and services in the areas of employment, education, independent living, accessibility and advocacy;
  • Advocate for the rights of Connecticut residents with disabilities and older adults; and
  • Serve as a resource on aging and disability issues at the state level.

The Bureau of Education and Services for the Blind enables its clients to become more self-sufficient and to maximize their participation in the community, at school and in employment settings. It is important to note that most people who are legally blind retain a significant degree of practical vision.
Advocacy & Human Rights
Community
People with Disabilities

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Main StreetBerlin, CT 06037

(41.6146,-72.78064)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Very flexible, work with your friend to set an agreeable schedule. If more support is needed, others will be recruited.
  • Good communication, excellent follow through, monthly email of your time together - 2 references, clear driving and criminal history.

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