Accessibility & Disabilities - Saint John, NB
Member For 2 years
Phone506 857-4240 (5611)
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Address Saint John, NB

Vision Mate Volunteer

Recreation Indoor & Outdoor

In this position, you will provide regular one-on-one assistance and companionship for a person who is blind or partially sighted. You will: • Visit a client in his/her home or other suitable environment at a mutually convenient time; during the day, in the evenings or on weekends, whatever works for both you and the client – it's an extremely flexible role!! • Provide help with reading, organizing, walking, and assisting with errands. • Provide companionship and friendly visiting. • Activities are mutually agreed upon, though determined by client need. • This position requires a 2-hour weekly commitment. Some clients only need a visit every other week or once a month so a match can usually be found that will work into your busy schedule! • As a Virtual Vision Mate, you would be offering support and friendship to a client on the phone or on-line zoom conferencing

  • Background Check Required
  • Saint John -
  • Saint John, NB
  • Starting Immediately
  • 1-3hrs / week
  • 16 Spots Available of 20
  • Suitable For: Adults (18+)

Dates and Times

These positions are flexible and can easily be made to accommodate your schedule.

Required Qualifications

Proof of Vaccination, Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Check

Position Responsibilities

By becoming a CNIB volunteer, you will help empower Canadians who are blind or partially sighted to have the confidence, skills and opportunities to fully participate in life. Volunteers are encouraged to grow within CNIB; there are opportunities for increased responsibility and opportunities for training and skill development. • Candidates must be trustworthy, dependable, compassionate, flexible with good communication skills, and able to work with minimum supervision • Volunteers must be double vaccinated against Covid 19 Virus. • The minimum age is 18 years.

Volunteer Benefits

Here are a few more reasons to join our volunteer team: You'll use your skills and talents. Each of our volunteers is unique, and each has something different to bring to the table. We'll work to ensure your skills and talents are put to good use in your volunteering role. You'll make an impact. Experience the rewards of making a real difference in the lives of people with sight loss in your own community. You'll meet like-minded people. Many of our volunteers have built a community of lifelong friends here at the CNIB Foundation. Being a volunteer will allow you to help others who are working to overcome the challenges of sight loss. You'll get real-world work experience. If you're looking to get your feet wet in the job world, volunteering can give you valuable work experience to boost your résumé.