Vision Mate - 1-1 volunteer

Organization Details
Organization Name: CNIB
Address: 1080 Portage Ave
Winnipeg MB  R3G 3M3
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
Volunteer Opportunity ID: 4205
Description of Duties:

The Vision Mate program matches people who are blind or partially sighted with sighted volunteers who provide companionship and one-on-one assistance with everyday tasks and errands. Activities you and your match do together are based on your needs and interests!

Vision Mate volunteers can assist individuals with various activities, including errands, going for walks, labeling, and organizing household items, reading, or fun outings and recreational activities.

There is no cleaning, personal care, or home repairs allowed in this program so those will not be required.

Skills Required:

- Excellent communication skills
- Friendly
- Flexible
- Willingness to learn

Skills Gained/Related Careers:

- Communication skills
- Disability knowledge and understanding
- Disability support

Age: 18-30, 31-54, 55+
Time Commitment:
Flexible Hours

Visits are typically one or two hours a week in the person's home or another suitable place at a mutually convenient time. It is generally agreed upon by both parties so that it fits their schedules.

Location of volunteer opportunity: Winnipeg
Does opportunity require a criminal record check? Yes
Will cost be reimbursed? Yes
Does opportunity require a child abuse registry check? Yes
Will cost be reimbursed? Yes
Opportunity is available to candidates that: Uses a mobility device
Organization will provide: A letter of reference
How to Apply: Online:
Closing Date: Jan 31, 2024