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Help an elderly neighbor experiencing vision loss, Shelburne Falls, MA

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Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired

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Help a neighbor, create equity and make an impact! The Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (MABVI) is seeking a volunteer to help an elderly gentleman in Shelburne Falls. Volunteers will help the gentleman go for walks to get exercise and some mail reading/clerical tasks. Volunteers will be trained in sighted guide, and complete an application, CORI form, and have a short interview with the volunteer department. Volunteers are asked to budget about 1-2 hours per week to help, and need to be trustworthy, and reliable.

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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

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1 Main StreetShleburne Falls, MA 01370

(42.60376,-72.73817)
 

SKILLS

  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1-2 hours per week
  • Compassionate, trustworthy, helpful

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