Vision Mate - Burnaby

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No
Position description: 

Vision Mate volunteers provide sighted assistance to a person who is blind or partially sighted. Activities may include reading, organizing things around the home, walking, assisting with errands, or heading on an outing or social visit. Vision Mate volunteers are not expected to drive, clean, cook or provide personal care for the participant.

 

Vision Mates are matched with someone living in their community who has sight loss, for one or two hours a week in the person’s home or another suitable place, at a mutually convenient time.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

 

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. Criminal Record Check and reference checks are required for this position.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

 

Make a difference in the life of an individual in your community who is blind or partially sighted.

A reference letter can be provided upon actively volunteering for a minimum of 3 months. Criminal record check and reference checks are required. Orientation and training will be provided.

 

HOW TO APPLY:

 

Please apply at https://cnib.ca/en/form/volunteer-application?region=bc

 

CONTACT information:

 

Melisa Tang  Choy - Program Lead, Volunteer and Community Engagement

 

CNIB Foundation – BC and Yukon

 

T: (604) 431-2121 ext 6032

 

F: (604) 431-2099

 

E: melisa.tangchoy@cnib.ca

Qualifications: 

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 6 month commitment for this role. A reference letter can be provided upon actively volunteering for a minimum of 3 months.

Criminal record check and reference checks are required. All Orientation and training necessary will be provided by CNIB.

Role is suitable for: 
Student
Adult
Senior
English as a second language (ESL)
How to apply: 
Please apply at https://cnib.ca/en/support-us/volunteer/join-team?region=bc
Contact person: 
Melisa Tang Choy
Contact phone: 
604-431-2121 x6032
Contact e-mail: 
Other Volunteer Opportunities: 

Vision Mate volunteers provide sighted assistance to a person who is blind or partially sighted. Activities may include reading, organizing things around the home, walking, assisting with errands, or heading on an outing or social visit. Vision Mate volunteers are not expected to drive, clean, cook or provide personal care for the participant.

Vision Mates are matched with someone living in their community who has sight loss, for one or two hours a week in the person’s home or another suitable place, at a mutually convenient time.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Volunteer skills: 
Library, Literacy, Reading
Developmental Disability, Physical Disability
One-on-One Role Model, Companion, Escort

Vision Mate volunteers provide sighted assistance to a person who is blind or partially sighted. Activities may include reading, organizing things around the home, walking, assisting with errands, or heading on an outing or social visit. Vision Mate volunteers are not expected to drive, clean, cook or provide personal care for the participant.

 

Vision Mates are matched with someone living in their community who has sight loss, for one or two hours a week in the person’s home or another suitable place, at a mutually convenient time.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

 

Volunteer skills: 
Library, Literacy, Reading
One-on-One Role Model, Companion, Escort

Vision Mate volunteers provide sighted assistance to a person who is blind or partially sighted. Activities may include reading, organizing things around the home, walking, assisting with errands, or heading on an outing or social visit. Vision Mate volunteers are not expected to drive, clean, cook or provide personal care for the participant.

Vision Mates are matched with someone living in their community who has sight loss, for one or two hours a week in the person’s home or another suitable place, at a mutually convenient time.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Volunteer skills: 
Health (Other)
One-on-One Role Model, Companion, Escort
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:
4
Position start/end date:
14 Sep 2019
Time Committment:
2 Hours Per Week
Time of day:
Daytime, Evening, Weekdays, Weekend
Work location:
Burnaby, BC
Last Updated: November 28, 2019
Posting will Automatically Expire: August 20, 2022