Vision Mate - 1-1 volunteer

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: This position will be a companion for someone who is blind or partially sighted. Providing companionship, going for coffee, reading mail, going for a walk and a variety of different 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: Daytime, Evening, Weekend
Depending on the person that you are matched with will depend on when they are looking to meet. 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 wheelchair
Organization will provide: A letter of reference
Supervision
Training/Orientation
How to Apply: Email: ashley.nemeth@cnib.ca
Closing Date: Aug 31, 2022
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