BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Massachusetts residents were asked to "be the eyes" for the blind one day a week. The Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (MABVI) said they need more volunteers to match their waiting list of 150 people, who need one-on-one aid with their daily tasks.
Alexandra Maggio, the Association's Director of Volunteer Engagement said to WBZ that volunteers spend one day a week lending their sight to the blind or visually impaired.
"It could be things like grocery shopping, reading their mail, navigating the Internet or ordering things online, doing errands, going for a walk to get some exercise," Maggio said.
Jeremiah Jackson of Brookline said that his volunteer helps him with his legal blindness in a big way. He said, "we go to Stop&Shop, I'll tell him things I like, and he'll pick it out and tell me what's on sale, what you need as far as a coupon, and they're very very helpful."
Residents can learn more and get involved on the MABVI's website.
WBZ's Kim Tunnicliffe (@KimWBZ) reports.