Take a Visually Impaired Man to the Grocery Store in Holden, MA!

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ORGANIZATION: Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired

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This MABVI participant is visually impaired and lives in Holden, MA. He would like someone to take him grocery shopping and to BJs in Auburn, MA. The volunteer would pick up the man at his home in Holden, drive him to the stores, assist him while shopping and then drive him home and help put away his purchases. This volunteer opportunity is once a week or every other week depending on weekly shopping needs. Weekdays preferred. A car is required for this opportunity.

The Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (MABVI) is seeking volunteers who are interested in a relationship-building and task-oriented role!
Do you enjoy making a connection with someone in your community? Do you want to make a positive impact in the life of a neighbor in need?
Join a team of over 200 volunteers across the state that helps create a difference in the blind and low vision community!

As a MABVI Volunteer, you may help with tasks such as:

  • Reading mail
  • Paying bills
  • Internet Use/Technology
  • Medical Transportation
  • Going grocery shopping
  • Running errands in the community
  • Recreational activities such as being a running/walking sighted guide
  • Other Clerical tasks

Time Commitment: This opportunity is flexible based on your match's needs. Although, volunteers typically devote 1-2 hours a week or every other week.

The Volunteer Onboarding Process Includes:
1. Complete a MABVI Volunteer application
2. Completing the online, modular MABVI Volunteer Training
3. Schedule a time to chat via Zoom with a member of the MABVI Volunteer Team/Submit a CORI
4. Meet the MABVI Volunteer Team via Zoom or phone call
5. MABVI matches you with a MABVI participant!

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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

Community
People with Disabilities
Community, People with Disabilities

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1 Main StreetHolden, MA 01520

(42.31539,-71.8297)
 

SKILLS

  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Once a week or once every-other-week for 1-2 hours per visit.
  • Reliable, trustworthy, personable and patient

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