Do you like to shop? Help a Blind Woman shop for her new apartment in Springfield MA

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ORGANIZATION: Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired

The Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired is seeking a volunteer in the Springfield MA area to help a blind woman shop for her new apartment! This volunteer would be needed about once a twice a month to go furniture shopping and shopping for home goods with the consumer. Volunteer should have a car and willing to drive the consumer to the stores and help shop on weekends. Female volunteer preferred.
This is a really fun opportunity for someone who has an eye for interior design! Shopping will be in the Springfield area.

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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
Women
People with Disabilities, Women

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1 Main StreetSpringfield, MA 01144

(42.10163,-72.5909)
 

SKILLS

  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1-2 hours every other week
  • reliable transportation, trustworthy, friendly

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