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Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired

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Do you enjoy making a connection with someone in your community? Do you want to make a positive impact in the life of a neighbor in need?
The Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (MABVI) is seeking a volunteer who is reliable, trustworthy and willing to help a blind woman grocery shop once a month. No need to have a car! Volunteers should be comfortable accompanying the consumer to the store via taxi. She is also in need of mail reading help once every other week.
Join a team of over 200 volunteer across the state that help the blindness community! Volunteers will need to submit an application, receive an in depth training, submit a CORI and have an interview with the volunteer team.
This opportunity allows for flexible scheduling and the chance to make a difference!

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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 StreetSomerville, MA 02145

(42.39492,-71.09733)
 

SKILLS

  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1-2 hours every other week
  • Consistent and reliable

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