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It's Blissville! Really - Visit, Read and Sort Mail for a Gent and Earn Your Place in Blissville

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ORGANIZATION: Aging and Disability Services

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 1 person is interested
Go Ahead, Make My Day!
Let's Trash My Junk Mail and Pick Up My Groceries...

Volunteering can truly lead you to Blissville here in beautiful Eastern, Connecticut. Assist the kind gent with legal blindness to read and sort his mail so an attentive daughter can handle the important papers. Visit on the porch or nearby grounds of this beautiful residential park. It's so easy to do a little and help a lot! No special kills required and you know you have been wondering how to turn your free time into something with meaning - so put down insta and get instant gratification from this man struggling to live on his own.

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.

Volunteers will be matched within three to five miles of home or work.

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About Aging and Disability Services

Location:

184 Windsor Avenue (Main Office), Volunteer Positions are in Most CT Towns, Windsor (Main Office), 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.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
People with Disabilities
Seniors
Community, People with Disabilities, Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Blissville RoadLisbon, CT 06451

(41.53851,-72.82201)
 

SKILLS

  • Life Coaching
  • Organization
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Social Work

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Totally flexible opportunities can be found here! Just do what you promise and I promise others will pitch in!
  • Driver's License, clear driving and criminal histories, sparkling personality, good reading/speaking voice.

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