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

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ORGANIZATION: Aging and Disability Services

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 67 people are interested
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 and 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.

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About Aging and Disability Services


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.


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.


People with Disabilities
Community, People with Disabilities, Seniors


We'll work with your schedule.


Hartford, West Haven, New Haven, Middletownor within 7 miles of your home or workHartford, CT 06119


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


  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Very flexible, do what you promise and call when you can't. Others will help!

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