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Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired

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Make a friend, Help a neighbor, change a life. What would you do if you were blind and needed to go to the store? The Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired is looking for volunteers to be matched one to one with someone who is experiencing vision loss, to help them live the full and complete lives they want to live. Currently we have a need in Watertown, MA. Volunteers are needed to help an elderly woman shop at the grocery store once every other week. Flexible schedule, and car required. Volunteers can expect 1-2 hours every other week.

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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 streetWatertown, MA 02472

(42.36552,-71.18428)
 

SKILLS

  • 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 every other week
  • Must have a car, caring and trustworthy

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