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Change a Life - Be a Volunteer! Help a neighbor who is blind!

Volunteer Opportunity Details:

Last updated on June 17, 2014

The Massachusetts Commission for the Blind’s Volunteer Program needs volunteers! Make a difference by volunteering with a person who is blind. No special skills are required. MCB will provide training on how to assist an individual who is blind and will match you with a consumer in or near your community. Volunteers work one-on-one with a consumer on a recurring basis. Volunteers assist with reading, friendly visits, shopping and errands. You might help a consumer go through the weekly mail, pick up a prescription together at the pharmacy, or spend time visiting and sharing stories. You’ll tell us which of these tasks you are willing to help with.

We ask for at least a three-month commitment, and volunteers must be at least 18 years of age. You will need to attend a one-time Orientation Session. During this time, we talk with you about facts and myths concerning blindness, we share experiences and stories about doing this type of volunteer work and we teach you how to be a Sighted Guide so that you will feel more comfortable walking with a person who is blind. In addition to filling out a short volunteer application, a CORI check and references are required.

This opportunity is sponsored by: Massachusetts Commission for the Blind

We need volunteers who are free at these times
Evenings  Weekends
This volunteer opportunity is available to the following types of volunteers
Adults (26-54)  Individual
Adults (55+)  Young Adults (18-25)

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Contact Person:
Laurie Korajczyk, Volunteer Coordinator, (phone), (email)
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 Opportunities In Chicopee
Chicopee, MA 01020
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Web Site: http://www.mass.gov/eohhs/gov/departments/mcb/
Last updated on June 17, 2014

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