Sighted Guide

Organization Details
Organization Name: CNIB
Address: 1080 Portage Ave
Winnipeg MB  R3G 3M3
Website: http://cnib.ca
Organizational 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.
Volunteer Opportunity Details
Description of Duties: * Guide participants when they participate as a group in our Walking Group or on different outings throughout the yea
* Provide one-on-one support.
* Ensure all participants remain part of the group.
* Identify and assess environmental risks and bring these to the group leader's attention. Ensure all participants are safe.
* Provide clear, concise directions or descriptions.
* Take direction from group leader.
* Take part in conversations.
Skills Required: * Minimum 18 years old
* Physically fit and able to walk for an hour at an average pace.
* Strong verbal communication skills
* Patient, friendly and empathetic
* Reliable, punctual, organized and able to work with minimal supervision
* Friendly, outgoing and you enjoy meeting new people
* Be able to arrive independently at our starting point
* Sighted guide training provided
Skills Gained/Related Careers:
Age: 18-30, 31-54, 55+
Time Commitment: Daytime
* Monday mornings * Additional shifts throughout the year may arise for special events * Make a volunteer commitment of six months or more
Location of volunteer opportunity: Winnipeg
Does opportunity require a criminal record check? Yes
Will cost be reimbursed? No
Does opportunity require a child abuse registry check? No
Opportunity is available to candidates that: General Populace
Organization will provide: A letter of reference
Supervision
Training/Orientation
How to Apply: Online: www.tfaforms.com/4751778?region=mb
Closing Date: Sep 30, 2021