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Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired

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Do you enjoy getting to know people in your community? Is food accessibility import to you? Make a friend, make a difference and make an impact as a volunteer with the Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (MABVI). Volunteers are needed for reading mail and clerical tasks for people who are blind or visually impaired. We have an urgent need for a volunteer in the Granby area to help a blind woman read her mail and organize some things. Volunteers must be consistent and reliable. Volunteers will help once a week for 1-2 hours. Volunteers will need to complete an application, training and interview.

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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 StreetGranby, MA 01033

(42.24316,-72.54995)
 

SKILLS

  • People Skills
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1-2 hours per week
  • reliable, trustworthy

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