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Wethersfield Woman Needs Walking Buddy

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ORGANIZATION: Aging and Disability Services

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
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Volunteer Your Way to a Great Day!
Help a person who is legally blind to manage their paper, mail and official documents. You will be a help and you can make a new friend too!

Be a gift that keeps on giving! Take a local senior out for a short walk, once or twice a week, spend some time in conversation and maybe read a little mail to round out the visit. This neighbor is legally blind and wants to stay active in the coming months. She is learning her navigation skills as a person who is blind so walks will likely be up and down the hallways of her apartment, especially in the winter months. Imagine they joy you will bring to her! It is so easy to change her life!

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;

2 Shifts

  • afternoon / 12:00 PM to 04:45 PM
    Shifts any day of the week between noon and 4 p.m, and very flexible, but afternoons preferred
  • afternoon / 02:00 PM to 03:00 PM
    A Monday, Wednesday or Friday between 2 and 3 pm. would be welcome with some flexabilty
  • NONE OF THESE TIMES WORK FOR ME, BUT I CAN STILL HELP
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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.
This opportunity has 2 shifts

WHERE

Main StreetWethersfield, CT 06109

(41.70469,-72.67425)
 

SKILLS

  • Life Coaching
  • Multi-Tasking
  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Relationship Building
  • Social Work

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Very flexible, but at least once per week is desired. You will set and keep your own schedule with this neighbor. Walking visits would likely be at some time in the afternoon.
  • Volunteer must be patient, understanding and able to set boundaries and keep their own schedule, presenting themselves for the visits they promise.

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