Strength Begets Strength - Flex Your Muscles with a Blind Neighbor


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


Within 3-5 Miles of Your Home or WorkNew Haven, CT 06516
Helping Others Lightens the Load for Everyone!


Are you a modern day strong man? If you are, you know that being around people who are strong will make you stronger too, and there is nothing better than being the person who helps others. Put some iron in your day and become a volunteer with a blind neighbor. They just need a little help to remain living independently. If you are willing to shop, drive or read their mail you can be our Strong Man - no need to run away to join the circus when you can join BESB. There is no better exercise for your heart, Than reaching down and helping to lift someone up. B ernard Meltzer

Today is the day to make a difference in your life and that of a neighbor. With just an hour or two per week you can be a friendly visitor, a shopping buddy or a reader for a neighbor who is legally blind.

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. A telephone orientation and training on how to guide a person who is blind will be provided.


Good Match For

People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Flexible

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