Vision Mate

(Vision Loss Rehab Ontario, Bruce / Dufferin / Grey District - Mailing address)

Position ID: V-GRE0051
Last Modified: 21 Mar 2019
Last Full Update: 21 Mar 2019

Opportunity Details: Vision Mate

Contact Program Lead, Peer & Home-based Support, CNIB; Phone: (Business) 1-888-275-5332 ext 5304; Email:
Duties Provide one-on-one sighted assistance and companionship for a person who is blind or partially sighted through regular visits. Activities are determined by client need and mutually agreed upon like reading, organizing, walking, assisting with errands or outings, support at groups and friendly visiting.
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Benefits You can 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. You will develop or use experience and skills in client service while being part of a dedicated and passionate staff and volunteer team working to further CNIB’s mission.
Clients Those who are blind or partially sighted
Ages 19 year(s) and up
Suitable for Highschool Credit Hours No
Areas of Interest Behavioural and Developmental Support Services ; Friend / Penpal ; Social Interaction ; Special Needs / Differently Abled
Skills/Experience Communication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Creativity ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Friendly & Outgoing ; General Computer Skills ; Listening Skills ; Patience ; Planning & Organizing ; Writing & Editing ; Trustworthy, patient, empathetic and friendly. Reliable, organized and able to work with minimal supervision. Excellent communication skills and strong English skills or willing to be matched with a client who speaks your native language
Commitment Length Medium Term (4 months to 1 year) ; Long Term (More than 1 year) ; Minimum six month commitment length
Interaction Level One-on-one ; Small Group ; supporting someone with descriptive instruction at groups and and activities
Minimum Hours 2 / Month
Accessibility Unknown - Depending on where client and volunteer have meeting
Location Within clients home or public locations
Number of Positions Bruce County: 10 individual(s) ; Grey County: 10 individual(s) 
20 individual(s) needed in total.
Training Orientation ; Training is provided ; Training is required ; Training on the job ; Training on-going ; Orientation about CNIB, the people we help, vision loss, and your role as a volunteer. Training specific to the position, including: working as a Vision Mate and sighted guide review.
Transportation Near public transit ; Volunteers are responsible for own transportation
Police Check Required

Agency Details: Vision Loss Rehab Ontario, Bruce / Dufferin / Grey District - Mailing address

Office Phone 1-844-887-8572, Toll Free Customer Service
Fax 519-685-8419
Address & Map
Owen Sound, ON
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Mailing Address c/o Vision Loss Rehabiliation Ontario 
London, ON 
Canada N6C 2R6