CNIB (CNIB Vision Mate)

Organization Name: CNIB
Opportunity Title: CNIB Vision Mate
Category: Social and Community Service
Commitment: 6 months to 1 year
Start Date: April 19, 2023
End Date: December 19, 2099

  • Background/police check required
  • Appropriate for volunteers aged between 18 and 55
  • Appropriate for volunteers aged 55 and over
  • Training or orientation required
Opportunity Description:

Vision Mates provide regular, one-to-one assistance and companionship for a person who is blind or partially sighted. Matches are made with someone who lives close to your home, school or work. You visit once a week for a couple of hours to assist with tasks like reading, errands (like groceries and shopping), going for walks, and socializing Benefit of position Make a difference for people who are blind or partially sighted; provide sighted assistance and companionship to a person in your community who is blind or partially sighted. Develop or use experience and skills in client service. Be part of a dedicated and passionate staff and volunteer team working to further CNIB’s mission. Reference or confirmation of hours upon request, after 3 months’ successful participation as a volunteer. Qualities, Skills and Training Trustworthy, patient, empathetic and friendly Must be reliable, patient, responsible, friendly, oganized and able to work with minimal supervision Excellent communication skills A thorough background check including a Clear Police Record Check and a Vulnerable Sector Check Must be 19 or older We ask for a six-month commitment to the program; CNIB provides orientation about CNIB, the people we help, vision loss, and volunteering at CNIB, as well as training specific to the position. Training specific to the position, including: working as a Vision Mate and what to do when problems arise.  

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