Various in ON
1 year or more
Healthcare & Well-Being
Skills you would develop
About the position
Vision Mates are trained, sighted volunteers who are matched one-on-one with a person with vision loss.
You effectively act like the person's eyes; observing and describing what is required to empower the person to accomplish the tasks at hand for a couple of hours a week.
Things you commonly help with include reading, organizing, going for walks, running errands, and providing companionship.
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.
The volunteer is expected to work a minimum of 2 hours a week.
About the organization
CNIB is a registered charity, passionately providing community-based support, knowledge and a national voice to ensure Canadians who are blind or partially sighted have the confidence, skills and opportunities to fully participate in life.
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.