CNIB (Canadian National Institute for the Blind) (Vision Mate – Vancouver and the Lower Mainland)

Organization Name: CNIB (Canadian National Institute for the Blind)
Opportunity Title: Vision Mate – Vancouver and the Lower Mainland
Category: Social and Community Service
Commitment: 6 months to 1 year
Start Date: July 30, 2019
End Date: June 4, 2092

Email: melisa.tangchoy@cnib.ca
Website: http://www.cnib.ca
Details:
  • Background/police check required
  • Appropriate for volunteers aged between 18 and 55
  • Training or orientation required
Opportunity Description:

CNIB is a registered charity, passionately providing community-based support, knowledge and a national voice to ensure Canadians who are blind or partially sighted have the confidence, skills and opportunities to fully participate in life.

Vision Mate volunteers provide sighted assistance to a person who is blind or partially sighted. Activities may include reading, organizing things around the home, walking, assisting with errands, or heading on an outing or social visit. Vision Mate volunteer are not expected to drive, clean, cook or provide personal care for the participant.

Scheduling is very flexible, so long as visit times are mutually convenient for both the volunteer and the client. We are currently looking for volunteers to help clients that are living in Vancouver and across the Lower Mainland.

This is a unique opportunity to make a difference in the life of an individual who is blind or partially sighted.

A reference letter can be provided upon actively volunteering for a minimum of 3 months.

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