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ORGANIZATION: Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired

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Have you always wanted to make a lasting impact in your community? If so, then this is your chance to make a real difference with just two hours of your time per week. If you live in or near Agawam MA, please consider this opportunity! The Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired is seeking a volunteer to help an elderly blind woman in Agawam MA. Volunteers should have a car, and be willing to drive to the store and help the woman shop. Volunteers will receive a training and must submit to a background check. Female volunteer preferred.

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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

1 main streetAgawam, MA 01001

(42.0893,-72.62674)
 

SKILLS

  • People Skills
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Two hours once a week
  • Confidential, friendly, trustworthy, reliable

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