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Grocery Shop and Share your Sight with Elderly Woman in Cambridge, MA

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Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired

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Be part of your community and make a positive impact in the life of a neighbor in need! The Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (MABVI) is looking for volunteers in or near Dorchester MA. Volunteers are matched one to one with someone who is blind or visually impaired in their community. Currently we have an urgent need for volunteers to help grocery shop with an elderly woman in Dorchester MA. Volunteers should have a car, and be available to help once 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 StreetDorchester, MA 02124

(42.2873,-71.0712)
 

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
  • Compassionate, trustworthy, reliable

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