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ORGANIZATION: Aging and Disability Services

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 3 people are interested
I Can Do a Lot, But I Cannot Drive
You can help!

2.22.22 has gone by but there is still a chance for you and 2 of your closest friends to help us reach 222 new volunteers! What would you do?....just be nice to a neighbor who is blind - help them sort and read mail, drop it into the file cabinet, take them to the grocery store or shop with their list when you get your own things. Take a walk or sit outdoors when the weather is nice and have a friendly visit or a chat. If you are available during the day, a trip to a local doctor's office would help a lot but is not a requirement. There is so much you can do to make someone feel special - there is no limit to the joy!

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 - don't have it; don't worry we have work-arounds.


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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

People with Disabilities
Seniors
Women
People with Disabilities, Seniors, Women

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Most Eastern Connecticut Communities have clientsManchester to all Points East to State BordersCall For Info about your TownWindham, CT 06280

(41.70002,-72.15346)
 

SKILLS

  • Life Coaching
  • Critical Thinking
  • Multi-Tasking
  • Organization
  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • This position schedule is highly flexible; and we only ask that you do what you promise and arrive when you say you will. We don't want you to do it all, others will help.
  • A clear driving history and be able to pass a criminal background check (no cost to you) Car/insurance is preferred but work arounds are available.

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