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ORGANIZATION: Aging and Disability Services

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I Can Do a Lot, But I Cannot Drive
You can help!

A local neighbor who is legally blind and has the weight of the world on her shoulders (Stage 4 cancer and legal blindness) needs your help with transportation to chemo treatment. It is a tall order - a long drive in each direction and you will have to wait for her, so a good book is necessary! She has been on a very long road with the support of her friends and family but needs to add a few more names to her list of good Samaritans. The trip is from Sharon to Farmington and returning to Sharon. Despite the challenges, she is open, engaging and in good spirits, grateful for all the support she receives. Appointments are weekly and ongoing but you aren't going to do them all, just one or two a month if you can and that will be awesome.

Requirements to be a great volunteer include: RELIABILITY, RELIABILITY, RELIABILITY

  • 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.

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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

Valley RoadUconn Health Center FarmingtonSharon, CT 06069

(41.86919,-73.44159)
 

SKILLS

  • Life Coaching
  • Multi-Tasking
  • Networking
  • 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
  • Very flexible, but mostly set aside at least 4 hours for each trip. One trip per month would be great!
  • Must have good driving record, insurance is a must, RELIABILITY is paramount - no disappointments for this client in need.

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