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ORGANIZATION: Aging and Disability Services

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If you love rock-n-roll and want to spend time with a musician who has travelled the world performing with some of the more famous names - shh... can't say them here.... Then, this is a great opportunity for you to volunteer today. You can assist by shopping, reading/sorting mail, and getting out around town while you rub elbows with someone who has abruptly lost most of his vision.
There are also some grannies in Danbury who would also need some support so if you prefer Lawrence Welk to Megadeath, there is someone for everyone! You will receive orientation and training to make you an expert!

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;
  • for drivers: a minimum of $50/100k liability and $5,000 of property damage coverage.

Volunteers will be matched within three to five miles of home or work.

Very Flexible - set your own schedule but please do what you promise. Minimum of six months is preferred. Please advise if other circumstances prevail.

Volunteers working with neighbors must have a clear background check, clean driving history (work-arounds are available in some circumstances).

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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

Community
People with Disabilities
Seniors
Community, People with Disabilities, Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Main StreetDanbury, CT 06810

(41.37557,-73.45338)
 

SKILLS

  • Critical Thinking
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Singing
  • Songwriting
  • Social Work

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Very Flexible, no minimums but a commitment of six months is preferred. Set you own schedule and honor it with your new friend.
  • Volunteers working with neighbors must have a clear background check, clean driving history (work-arounds are available in some circumstances).

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