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 neighbor who is blind. 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;
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.
184 Windsor Avenue, Volunteer Positions in Most CT Towns, Windsor, CT 06095, US
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
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Within 3-5 Miles of Your Home or WorkNew Haven, CT06516