Virtual Vision Mate - Fraser Valley - Hope

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COVID-19 Support: 
Yes
Virtual work: 
No
Position description: 

For Canadians who are blind or partially sighted, physical distancing can present a unique set of challenges that can contribute to feelings of isolation that many already experience on a daily basis.

During this unprecedented time, one of the easiest things we can do is reach out to each other to engage in friendly conversation and offer support.

To combat the negative ramifications that isolation can have on Canadians with sight loss, the CNIB Foundation has adapted one of its core program offerings, the Vision Mate program, to engage volunteers to connect virtually with participants by phone or online at least once a week.

With physical distancing measures in place, it can be difficult for people with sight loss to pick up their groceries and prescriptions. If you're willing to help, we'd love to hear from you. Together, we'll ensure our community stays connected.

Deliverables/Duties: 

Once a week, connect one-to-one with a CNIB participant with vision loss to pick up and drop off groceries for them. No-contact drop-off. 

Qualifications: 

Virtual Vision Mates must be reliable, patient, responsible and friendly. You either have very strong English skills or are willing to volunteer in your native language. Vision mates must be 18 or older. We ask for a minimum 2-month commitment for this role.

You must be reliable, patient, responsible and friendly. You either have very strong English skills or are willing to volunteer in your native language. Vision mates must be 18 or older. Criminal Record Check and reference checks are required for this position.

Role is suitable for: 
Student
Adult
Additional Information: 

Make a difference in the life of an individual living with vision loss. Criminal record check and reference checks are required. Orientation and training will be provided.

How to apply: 
https://www.tfaforms.com/4814171
Contact person: 
Melisa Tang Choy
Contact phone: 
604-431-2121 x6032
Contact e-mail: 
Volunteer Centre: 
Cause Tags: 
Disability Services
Health, Social Services
Volunteerism
Mission:
To ensure all Canadians who are blind or partially sighted have the confidence, skills and opportunity to fully participate in life and no Canadian loses their sight to preventable causes.
Position type:
Number of volunteers required:
2
Position start/end date:
20 May 2020
Time Committment:
2 Hours Per Week
Time of day:
Daytime, Evening, Weekdays, Weekend
Work location:
In your community
Hope, BC
Last Updated: May 16, 2020
Posting will Automatically Expire: August 14, 2020