MABVI logo  
 
Volunteer Newsletter 
Winter 2017 

   
Hello Volunteers,
 
Happy New Year! 

Enjoy these news and notes from the Volunteer Program, and as always, if you have any feedback, suggestions, or ideas, feel free to send them to Kyle at krobidoux@mabcommunity.org.

 


 
New Assistive Tech Centers Coming To Brookline, Worcester 

 

MABVI is proud to announce the opening of its two new assistive technology centers located at Brookline Senior Center and Worcester Senior Center. This has been made possible with generous grants from the Massachusetts Association of Councils on Aging, The Highland Street Foundation, The Boston Foundation and others.
 
The assistive technology program at MABVI will focus on empowering seniors with vision loss as they incorporate technology into everyday life. By pairing seniors with vision loss with volunteers who will teach assistive technology, MABVI is creating training possibilities for seniors, and for younger adults needing job readiness training, internship experience, disability education and advocacy skills. The assistive technology industry is redefining how disabled people interact with the world, and the industry itself is undergoing a revolution. 

We want you to feel free to refer your match to any of our services, such as this one. Additionally, these centers will need volunteers as well. If you are interested or know someone else interested in this opportunity, please contact Kyle at krobidoux@mabcommunity.org




 
Share Your Sight

Our Volunteer Program has grown exponentially in recent years, but even though we now have more volunteer matches than ever, we still have a large waiting list of people in need of volunteers, and that's where you can help.

Help us spread the word about our program! We always say there's no better advertising than our wonderful volunteers and the bonds they form with their matches. So tell your friends, family, and colleagues about your experience and our need for more volunteers. Are you a member of (or do you have a contact at) a business, school, church, community organization, etc.? Let us know by emailing Kyle at krobidoux@mabcommunity.org.
 

Next Volunteer Training Dates 
  • Tuesday, January 24th at 2:30
  • Tuesday, February 21st at 2:30
  • Tuesday, February 28th at 6:30

Save the Date: 
MABVI Volunteer Brunch! Be ready to be inspired! 

Sunday April 16, 2017
11:30-1:30 PM
Westin Hotel Copley

More details to come soon! 



 
Change of address? Let us know! 

We want to keep in touch with you (and make sure you receive our super cute Valentine's Day card!), so if you have recently moved, please make sure to drop us an email or give a phone call to let us know your new address.

Email: krobidoux@mabcommunity.org
Phone: (617) 926-4312

 
Final Thoughts

Finally, we love to hear about how things are going with your consumer. Please email Jen at jbuchanan@mabcommunity.org or myself at krobidoux@mabcommunity.org to let us know what you have been up to.

As always, we are incredibly thankful for your volunteer time and work with our consumers. On behalf of the entire MABVI family, thank you so much!
 
Sincerely, 
 
Kyle Robidoux
Director of Volunteer and Support Group Services,
 
Follow us on social media for news and updates:
 
Like us on Facebook          Follow us on Twitter 

 

Experience. Innovation. MAB Community Services has been creating opportunities for people with disabilities since 1903. Our experience allows us to forge strong community partnerships to meet the pressing need for high quality services and transform lives.
MAB program logos