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Vision Mate

Not On Bus Route Not Wheelchair Accessible No Parking Available

Urgency: High

Number of volunteers needed: 5

Minimum Age: 19

Work Location: Would be in his/her home or other suitable environment

Police Check: Required

Reference Check: Required

Vehicle: Not Required

Smoking: Not Permitted

Language(s): English

Sector(s): Health

Work Type(s): Providing Services Directly to People

Duties: • Regularly visit a client in his/her home or other suitable environment at a mutually convenient time • Activities are determined by client need and mutually agreed upon • Approved activities are: reading, organizing, walking, assisting with errands or outings, and friendly visiting • All outings are on foot, by public transportation or taxi • Notify the client in advance if you will miss a visit; notify your supervisor if you will miss more than two in a row • When a client needs more support, service, counseling or information then you are able to give, refer them to staff • Track and report volunteer hours as directed

Skills Expected: • Trustworthy • Patient, empathetic and friendly • Reliable, organized and able to work with minimal supervision • Excellent communication skills

Orientation: Orientation, including: About CNIB, About the people we help, About vision loss, and About volunteering at CNIB.

Training: Training specific to the position, including: working as a Vision Mate and what to do when problems arise.

Benefits: • 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.

Car Required: No
Start Date: 09/03/2013
End Date: Ongoing
Time of Day: Variable Time Schedule
Day(s) Needed: No Specific Days
Season(s): Year Round
Contact: Rose Jobin-White
Coordinator, Volunteer Services
Phone: 705-949-2610
Email: rose.jobin-white@cnib.ca

477 Queen St., East
Suite 205

Sault Ste. Marie, ON
P6A 1Z5