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Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired

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Help a Neighbor, Make a Friend, Make an Impact! A woman in Burlington MA is in need of a volunteer to help her run errands and help with some clerical tasks. The Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired will train volunteers to work one to one with someone who is experiencing vision loss. Volunteers will help with tasks that foster independence and allow people living with vision loss to lead the full and complete lives they want to live. We currently have an urgent need in the Burlington area! Volunteers are needed 1-2 hours every other week, must have a car.

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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 StreetBurlington, MA 01803

(42.5085,-71.2011)
 

SKILLS

  • Reading Comprehension
  • 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 every other week
  • compassionate, kind, reliable

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