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Share your Sight with a blind neighbor in Arlington, MA

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ORGANIZATION: Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired

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Imagine going to the grocery store and being unable to see what food is on the shelf? This is your chance to help an elderly blind neighbor with their weekly tasks to help them remain independent! If you are a compassionate, reliable and trustworthy person, then this opportunity is for you! The Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (MABVI) is seeking a volunteer in or near Arlington, MA to help an elderly woman obtain groceries and do some errands once a week for about 2 hours. Volunteers should have a car and will be trained via virtual training and submit a background check.

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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
Seniors
Women
People with Disabilities, Seniors, Women

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Arlington, MA 02474

(42.42321,-71.15376)
 

SKILLS

  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2 hours per week
  • Trustworthy, compassionate, Helpful

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