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Perkins School for the Blind Residential Program Student Support

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ORGANIZATION: Perkins

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Residential Programs are looking for support for meals and transitional times in the day, every day from 9:45-10:20am, 11:40-12:25pm and 3:30-6pm. OT and PT students or professional particularly welcome and will get exposure to sensory routines. Volunteers able to make a semester-long commitment for a particular day most welcome, but all volunteers welcome. During these transition times Perkins staff need extra hands to help support our students and keep them engaged.

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About Perkins

Location:

175 NORTH BEACON ST, WATERTOWN, MA 02472, US

Mission Statement

The Perkins mission is to provide education and services that build productive, meaningful lives for children and adults around the world who are blind, deafblind or visually impaired, including those with additional disabilities.

Description

Perkins is building a world where people with complex disabilities and visual impairments can learn and thrive in Watertown and around the world. Support us with your talents! One-time and repeat in-person and remote opportunities available. Contact volunteers@perkins.org to learn more. We are seeking carpenters, gardeners, support for filing, library stacks support, tutors, videographers, student center support, classroom buddies and more.

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Community
People with Disabilities
Children & Youth, Community, People with Disabilities

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

175 N. Beacon StreetWatertown, MA 02472

(42.36216,-71.1753)
 

SKILLS

  • General Education
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 15
  • Orientation or Training
  • Ideal is weekly for at least an hour during transition periods
  • Must be fully vaccinated and boosted for COVID 19 and MMR vaccination, must be willing to complete weekly COVID PCR testing before interaction with students.

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