Vision Mate 1-1 Volunteer

(CNIB Foundation [Central East], Barrie, Vision Mate Program)

Position ID: V-BAR0193
Last Modified: 11 Jul 2023
Last Full Update: 11 Jul 2023

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:

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. 

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Benefits Community Involvement 
Helping people with vision loss  
Social interaction
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
Police Check Required

Agency Details: CNIB Foundation [Central East], Barrie, Vision Mate Program

Toll Free Phone 1-800-563-2642, CNIB Foundation Contact Centre
Address & Map
90 Collier St, Unit 5
Barrie, ON
Canada L4M 1H3
Mailing Address 90 Collier St, Unit 5 
Barrie, ON 
Canada L4M 1H3