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Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired

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Calling all undergraduates who are around Boston for the summer! Or recent retirees looking to help out in their community!

If you have a car, a flexible schedule, and want to make a real difference, then this opportunity is for you! The Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (MABVI) matches volunteers 1:1 with someone in their neighborhood. We have a particular need for volunteers with vehicles who would be willing to take someone who is blind or visually impaired to the store and doctor's appointments. This is a perfect opportunity for someone who can make their own hours or take a few hours in the middle of their day to help!

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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 StreetCambridge, MA 02142

(42.36217,-71.07999)
 

SKILLS

  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1-2 hours a week or every other week
  • compassionate, reliable, dedicated

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