Vision Mate 1-1 Volunteer
(CNIB Foundation [Central East], Simcoe / Muskoka, Vision Mate Program)
Opportunity Details: Vision Mate 1-1 Volunteer
Vision Mate Volunteers provide regular, one-to-one assistance and companionship for a person who is blind or partially sighted.
As a Vision Mate Volunteer, you’ll be matched with someone with vision loss in your community to help them once a week for an hour or two with everyday activities such walking to the grocery store, reading, or socializing.
In-Person and Virtual Volunteering Opportunities
|Contact||Guy Carriere, CNIB; Phone: 249-885-1693; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
Volunteers will be responsable for meeting with a clients weekly or bi-weekly to add enrichment to peoples lives. Clients are blind or have vision loss to some degree, which often requires adpaments to life. Volunteers are required to socialse with them and add normal contact back in their lives after the effects of the pandemic. They can go for walks, visit community gardens, really anything the pair would enjoy. The requirement are up to the two people who are paired.
|More Info Link||https://cnib.tfaforms.net/4751778|
Helping people with vision loss
|Clients||People of all ages experiencing vision loss|
|Ages||18 year(s) and up|
|Suitable for Highschool Credit Hours||No|
|Areas of Interest||Personal Support ; Social Interaction ; Support for Visual Impairments ; Volunteer from Home / Virtual|
|Skills/Experience||Communication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Counseling & Support ; Creativity ; Customer Service ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Elder Care ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Patience ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently|
|Commitment Length||Long Term (More than 1 year) - minimum of 6 months|
|Interaction Level||One-on-one ; Virtual Volunteering|
|Minimum Hours||1 / Week|
|Accessibility||Fully Accessible ; Partially Accessible|
|Location||Where clients need help, all over Ontario. We will match people within a close distance.|
|Number of Positions||Barrie ; Greater Sudbury ; North Bay ; Northern Ontario ; Parry Sound ; Sault Ste. Marie ; Timmins
20 individual(s) needed in total.
|Training||Orientation ; Training is provided|
|Transportation||Must be reliable, no drivers permit is required|