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Watertown MA- Help a blind neighbor in need

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ORGANIZATION: Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired

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The Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (MABVI) is actively seeking a volunteer in Watertown who can assist a woman with visual impairments once a week. Help her with computer work, filling out forms and reading posts. The volunteer can be remote or in person and can make their own schedule. Volunteers must be kind, compassionate, and trustworthy. They must also be reliable and complete an application, training, background check and interview. Help make a meaningful difference for someone in need!

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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 35 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.

CAUSE AREAS

People with Disabilities
Women
People with Disabilities, Women

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1 main streetWatertown, MA 02472

(42.36552,-71.18428)
 

SKILLS

  • Organization
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

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

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