(CNIB [Central East], Peterborough, Vision Loss Rehab Ontario)
|Contact||Filomena Di Ruscio, Coordinator, Volunteer Services, CNIB; Phone: (Business) 905-898-6413 ext 5207; Fax: 905-868-9572; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Duties||* Vision mate volunteers help people who are blind or partially sighted to be independent by providing one-on-one sighted assistance with four types of activities: reading/organizing, errands, walks, and social visits. |
* Volunteers will be visiting the client in their home for about 2 hours a week.
* Boundaries include: no cooking, no cleaning, no personal care, no home repairs, no giving advice, no counseling, no heavy lifting, no driving.
* Volunteers must not offer advice or recommendations on treatment, health care professionals, or other medical information.
|Ages||19 year(s) and up|
|Suitable for OSSD||No|
|Areas of Interest||Friend / Penpal ; Social Interaction|
|Skills/Experience||Volunteer's interests need to include community outings, driving, 'leisure buddy', and work with special needs or people with disabilities. Personal attributes required include being trustworthy, patient, empathetic and friendly. Must be reliable, organized and able to work with minimal supervision. Excellent communication skills. Very strong English skills or willing to be matched with a client who speaks your first language.|
|Minimum Hours||3 / Week|
|Dates and Times||Weekdays. Will schedule to suit volunteer and client availability.|
|Number of Positions||Lindsay: 5 individual(s) ; Peterborough: 5 individual(s) |
10 individual(s) needed in total.
|Transportation||Volunteers will be visiting the client in their home and will need to have a means of transportation to get to and from the clients residence (e.g. walking, public transit, or your own vehicle).|
|Cost||CNIB does not cover transportation costs for the client or volunteer.|
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|Organization Name||CNIB [Central East], Peterborough, Vision Loss Rehab Ontario|
|Toll Free Phone||1-800-563-0887|
|Address & Map|
159 King St, Suite 300
Peterborough, ON K9J 2R8
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