MCB’s Volunteer Program, GIVE (Getting Involved in Volunteer Experiences), provides volunteers for people who are blind across the Commonwealth. Hundreds of legally blind consumers (our clients) are waiting to be matched with a volunteer from their community.
GIVE volunteers provide one-on-one services, often by reading through mail and household paperwork, and assisting with checkbook entries. The volunteer could work together with their consumer on a grocery shopping trip, providing transportation and assistance throughout the store. Some volunteers are Friendly Visitors, providing companionship and socialization via phone calls or home visits.
MCB continues to seek volunteers in the cities and towns throughout Massachusetts. We offer a two-hour training session to prepare prospective volunteers to assist consumers. They must complete an application and provide three personal or professional references and must agree to a CORI check. The training sessions are currently held at the Boston Office at 600 Washington Street and in libraries and community centers around the state.
Individuals interested in volunteering can send an email directly to MCBVolunteer@state.ma.us or call Volunteer Coordinator Laurie Korajczyk at 617-626-7575 or 800-392-6450 x626-7575
Download Volunteer Application Form
This information is provided by the Massachusetts Commission for the Blind.