(CNIB, Simcoe/Muskoka, Main Office)
|Contact||Sherri Helsdingen, Coordinator, Volunteer Services, CNIB Simcoe/Muskoka; Phone: 705-728-3352 ext 5289; Fax: 705-722-5305; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Duties||Vision Mates are sighted volunteers who are matched one-on-one with a client who is blind or partially sighted, in the client's home. Vision Mates share their sight and assist with reading, organizing, shopping, errands, walking and friendly visiting.|
|More Info Link||www.cnib.ca|
|Benefits||• The opportunity to meet great people and have a huge, positive impact on the life of someone who is blind or partially sighted. |
• Comprehensive orientation to CNIB and its services.
• Training specific to the position, including instruction on Sighted Guide techniques.
• Flexible schedule and location.
• Reference letter upon request.
|Clients||People who are blind or partially sighted, often older adults|
|Ages||19 year(s) and up|
|Suitable For||Adults (18+) ; Men ; Women|
|Areas of Interest||Special Needs / Differently Abled ; Support for Visual Impairments|
|Skills/Experience||Communication & Interpersonal Skills ; Counseling & Support ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Elder Care ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Listening Skills ; Patience ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; Must be reliable, patient, responsible and friendly.|
|Commitment Length||Medium Term (4 months to 1 year) ; We ask for a six-month commitment to the program.|
|Minimum Hours||2 / Week|
|Dates and Times||Various dates and times available, most of our clients prefer weekday mornings/afternoons|
|Accessibility||Unknown ; Various Loctions|
|Location||Within client's home or other suitable environment|
|Number of Positions||Alliston ; Barrie ; Bracebridge: 2 individual(s) ; Bradford ; Clearview (Simcoe County) ; Collingwood ; Huntsville: 2 individual(s) ; Midland ; Muskoka District ; Orillia ; Simcoe County |
20 individual(s) needed in total.
|Training||Orientation ; Training is provided ; Comprehensive orientation to CNIB and its services. Training specific to the position, including instruction on Sighted Guide techniques|
|Transportation||Car required ; Volunteers are responsible for own transportation but are NOT required to drive clients.|
|Additional Requirements||Clear Police Record Check and a Vulnerable Sector Check|
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|Organization Name||CNIB, Simcoe/Muskoka, Main Office|
|Toll Free Phone||1-800-563-0887 * CNIB National office 1-800-563-2642|
|Address & Map|
20 Anne St S
Barrie, ON L4N 2C6
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