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Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired

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Help an elderly neighbor in need by sharing your sight! If you enjoy reading, making a connection and bringing joy to someone then this opportunity is for you! The Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired has high need for a volunteer in Mattapoisett, MA and surrounding areas. Volunteers are matched one to one with a neighbor experiencing vision loss. Volunteers are needed to help read mail, help with clerical tasks and complete forms. Volunteers must be caring and compassionate, reliable and trustworthy.

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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 StreetMattapoisett, MA 02739

(41.6577,-70.8143)
 

SKILLS

  • Organization
  • People Skills
  • 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 weekly
  • trustworthy, friendly, dependable

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