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Be a Volunteer Shopper (Help a blind neighbor with errands)

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Last updated on September 10, 2013

Be a Volunteer Shopper and help a person who is blind in your community! MCB’s Volunteer Program, GIVE (Getting Involved in Volunteer Experiences), provides volunteers for legally blind residents across the Commonwealth. A GIVE volunteer provides one-on-one services, primarily in the consumer’s (the person you are helping) home. They might help their consumer by driving to the grocery store and shopping together once a week, transporting their consumer to a doctors appointment, or doing other errands (post office, pharmacy) together.

MCB seeks volunteers 18 and over in all of the cities and towns throughout Massachusetts. We offer a two-hour training session at our Boston office to prepare volunteers to assist consumers. Volunteer will complete an application and must agree to a CORI check.

Once those requirements are out of the way, we will work on matching you with a person who is blind in your community. Your time is flexible-you and your consumer will schedule your meeting times- weekly, bi-weekly, monthly or any mutually acceptable schedule. You can volunteer days, evenings or weekends. Volunteers are requested to commit to a minimum of three months.

Please reach out and GIVE today!

MCB requires a training session at our Boston office to prepare volunteers to assist consumers. MCB will also require a CORI check.

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 September 10, 2013

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