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ORGANIZATION: Aging and Disability Services

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Help a neighbor with grocery or clothing shopping, enjoy a cup of coffee and a chat. Help read newsletters and professional journals or shred junk mail for a person with low vision or legal blindness. Through these simple and easy activities, you can make a difference to a home-bound person in as little as just one or two hours per week.

If you have more time - 4 hours per week - you can become a long term care advocate receiving, handling and trying to resolve residents complaints, including those made on behalf of a resident, within the facility, under supervision of the Regional Ombudsman.

Call today! With clients located throughout Connecticut there will be a neighbor within 5 to 7 miles of your home or work. Your energy can make a huge difference. If you are friendly, outgoing and able to fulfill your commitments, then this is right for you. Don't miss this opportunity to pay it forward! Free training is provided.

1 Shift

  • 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM
    Visits to Long Term Care Facilities must be conducted between 10:30 a.m and 4 p.m on business days only. No Weekends Needed
  • 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

Advocacy & Human Rights
People with Disabilities
Seniors
Advocacy & Human Rights, People with Disabilities, Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 1 shift

WHERE

within 5-7 miles of your home or workAll major cities-New Britain, Middletown, HartfordMost suburban townsNew Britain, CT 06051

SKILLS

  • Reading / Writing
  • Elder care
  • Critical Thinking
  • Organization
  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Flexible: Do what you can, others will help. However, long term care commitments require 4 hours per week between 10:30 a.m., and 4 p.m.
  • Special Considerations of the post with long term care: • Transportation to area nursing homes is essential (mileage costs are reimbursable) • Must complete training and certification requirements • Must attend ongoing monthly in-ser

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