Mail Assistant, Shopper, Driver Needed for Neighbors who are Blind

Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


Hartford, West Haven, New Haven, Middletownor within 7 miles of your home or workHartford, CT 06119
I Can Do a Lot, But I Cannot Drive
You can help!


The Bureau of Education and Services for the Blind seeks volunteers to sort mail, shop, read, and drive for neighbors who are blind. Work is conducted within the home community and positions are available throughout Connecticut, especially in New Haven, Hartford, Hamden, North Haven, Middletown, Meriden, New Britain and surrounding towns.

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;
  • a minimum of $50/100k liability and $5,000 of property damage coverage.

Volunteers will be matched within three to five miles of home or work.


  • Reading / Writing
  • Mentoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Special Needs
  • Organization
  • People Skills

Good Match For

People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18

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