Department of Rehabilitation Services; Services for the Blind
Change a Life in One Hour or Less!
Company: Department of Rehabilitation Services; Services for the Blind
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Location: Your Neighborhood, Middletown, Bristol, West Hartford, West Haven, New Haven, Hartford, Bridgeport, Bristol, CT, 06010
Project Details

You can change a life in one hour or less. When older people become less active, they can also become forgotten. Visit a senior, help with their mail, hold their hand while they wait for the doctor to call them in, take them for lunch or to shop for groceries. Your inner-talents can be put to use with a neighbor who is blind right in your neighborhood.

We are prone to judge success by the index of our salaries or the size of our automobiles, rather than by the quality of our service relationship to humanity. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr

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.

    General requirements

    REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • These are long term placements and one-to-one relationships. We prefer a six month commitment though week to week meetings are flexible.
  • Excellent communication and problem solving skills are needed as these are highly independent posts. Volunteers without minimum insurance can be buddies on public and para transit.
  • Category
    Advocacy & Human Rights
    People With Disabilities
    Seniors
    Skills Area
    Advocacy
    Life Coaching
    People Skills
    Problem Solving
    Relationship Building