Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians
2 - 5 months
Community & Care
Skills you would develop
Greater awareness for various disabilities
High school students
Caring and compassionate individuals
About the position
Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians (AEBC) is a peer support advocacy group where we advocate for equal opportunities for the blind, partially sighted and deaf-blind. We have approximately 40 members who meet on a monthly basis.
AEBC has long been a leader in levelling the playing field for Canadians who are blind, deafblind or partially sighted. Since 1992, AEBC has participated in working groups and committees at the national, provincial and municipal levels and has advocated for equality in the way organizations and businesses deliver products, programs and services across Canada.
We are looking for volunteers to support individuals with visual impairments. This role would normally take place in person but is being conducted virtually (on Zoom) for the moment.
AEBC is committed to changing public perceptions about who we are, which have historically led to low expectations of our capabilities and have resulted in unacceptably high levels of unemployment.
Your primary responsibility would be to attend Zoom meetings.
Once COVID-19 restrictions ease, your responsibilities would extend to:
Attending monthly meetings and act as a sighted guide to members at meeting (finding seats, connecting to one another)
Participating in events and acting as a sighted guide
Assisting with reading printed documents
About the organization
Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians (AEBC) is a national grassroots, peer support organization that is comprised of Canadians who are blind, deafblind or partially sighted and our supporters from the public at large. We work to ensure we have a voice on all matters affecting our participation in Canada’s mainstream society.
By volunteering as a Sighted Support volunteer, you can play a meaningful role in supporting our mission to increase awareness of rights and responsibilities, so blind, deafblind and partially sighted individuals can have equal access to the benefits and opportunities of society.