Support Person

Organization Details
Organization Name: Resource Centre for Manitobans who are Deaf-Blind
Address: 228-285 Pembina Hwy.
Winnipeg MB  R3L 2E1
Organizational Description: RCMDB Mission Statement

RCMDB exists to promote opportunities for independence, dignity and empowerment for adults in Manitoba who have become Deaf-Blind. We are committed to providing quality services that are consumer driven and responsive. Our services consist of adaptive/adjustment services that recognize the unique needs of Deaf-Blind people. We are committed to an informed and timely process, the provision of accessible service and the recognition of the individuality and differing needs within our target population.
Volunteer Opportunity Details
Volunteer Opportunity ID: 5172
Description of Duties:

Picking up Deaf-Blind clients and supporting them with grocery shopping, hair appointments and daily errands. Guiding will be required, as well as being the ears and eyes of the Deaf-Blind individual. Our motto is "do with not for".

Some group opportunities for outings, events and/or workshops.

Skills Required:

Guiding - will do training



Giving detailed description of items and environmental surroundings

ASL (American Sign Language) is an asset

Drivers license

Skills Gained/Related Careers:

How to work with Deaf-Blind individuals (guiding and being the ears and eyes for a person)

Social skills

Related to career in ASL Interpreting

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

Mostly we are looking for individuals that are available Monday through Friday from 9-5pm, but some evening and weekends are also available. Shifts can be 2-4 hours.

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? No
Opportunity is available to candidates that: Fulfilling volunteer hours for school credit
French speaking / Bilingual (French and English)
Speaks another language (other than French or English): American Sign Language
Organization will provide: A letter of reference
Certificate of recognition
How to Apply: Email:
Phone: 204-284-6062
Closing Date: Sep 13, 2024
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