The goal of the Volunteers for Vision Program is to provide blind individuals with confidential, reliable, one-on-one assistance so that they do not have to rely on family, friends or neighbors to complete tasks that require vision. Many blind individuals do not have a regular source of assistance, and need to conduct many of the same business transactions that sighted individuals do — reading mail, filling out forms, paying bills, balancing checkbooks, shopping for clothes and groceries, sending out holiday or birthday cards, writing letters, and more. Our volunteer program offers a reliable source of assistance that helps visually impaired people live with dignity and a sense of independence.
Our Volunteers range from teens to retirees, and live across the state of Massachusetts. Meet a few of our volunteers:
It's very satisfying to know we can accomplish something useful in just an hour or two. Adele is lovely -- very smart and funny and great company. I am thoroughly enjoying my time with her.
I've learned so much volunteering for her - it means a lot that I can help her out.
Volunteering has been one of the most meaningful experiences of my life.
The relationship is great! I've volunteered for him for years and he has become a very close friend.