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CNIB

Vision Mate - Abbotsford

Location
Abbotsford, BC
Details
Volunteer
A month ago
Position description:

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 volunteers are not expected to drive, clean, cook or provide personal care for the participant.

Vision Mates are matched with someone living in their community who has sight loss, for one or two hours a week in the person's home or another suitable place, at a mutually convenient time.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Vision mates must be reliable, patient, responsible and friendly. You either have very strong English skills or are willing to volunteer in your native language. Vision mates must be 18 or older. Criminal Record Check and reference checks are required for this position.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Make a difference in the life of an individual in your community who is blind or partially sighted.
A reference letter can be provided upon actively volunteering for a minimum of 3 months. Criminal record check and reference checks are required. Orientation and training will be provided.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please apply at https://cnib.ca/en/form/volunteer-application?region=bc

CONTACT information:

Melisa Tang Choy - Program Lead, Volunteer and Community Engagement

CNIB Foundation - BC and Yukon

T:(604) 431-2121 ext 6032

F:(604) 431-2099

E: melisa.tangchoy@cnib.ca

Qualifications:

Vision mates must be reliable, patient, responsible and friendly. You either have very strong English skills or are willing to volunteer in your native language. Vision mates must be 18 or older. Criminal Record Check and reference checks are required for this position. We require a 6 month commitment.

Volunteer skills:

Developmental Disability, Physical Disability

One-on-One Role Model, Companion, Escort

Role is suitable for:

Adult

Senior

English as a second language (ESL)

Additional Information:

CNIB's mission is to to change what it is to be blind through innovative programs and powerful advocacy that enable Canadians impacted by blindness to live the lives they choose.

How to apply:

Please apply at https://cnib.ca/en/form/volunteer-application?region=bc

Contact person:

Melisa Tang Choy

Contact phone:

604-431-2121 x6032

Contact e-mail:

melisa.tangchoy@cnib.ca

Volunteer Centre:

Vancouver

Cause Tags:

Disability Services

Volunteerism

Category
Community and Social Services