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Position # 3819
Position Vision Mate
Impact Statement Make a difference in the lives of blind or partially sighted people in your community!
Description The Vision Mate program matches people who are blind or partially sighted with sighted volunteers who provide companionship and one-on-one assistance with everyday tasks and errands. Vision Mate volunteers can assist individuals with various activities including errands, going for walks, labelling and organizing household items, reading, or fun outings and recreational activities.

Matches are made with someone who lives close to your home, school or work. Visits are typically two hours a week in the person’s home or another suitable place at a mutually convenient time. We aim to match people for a minimum of six months, though there is no maximum time for a match to continue. Ideally, it will continue for years to come, as the Vision Mate relationship often transitions to friendship over time.
Training Details Orientation & Training provided virtually (Zoom) by CNIB
Working Conditions Indoor or outdoor, tasks may vary depending on the needs of our participants
Not supervised on site, support and supervision offered from a distance by program lead
Minimum Duration 7 - 12 months
Timing Anytime
Time Detail 2 hours minimum per week, once per week
Schedule may vary depending on participant's availability and yours
Age 18+
Ideal for An Individual
Transportation On a bus route
Area(s) of Interest Caring Support, Driver/Transportation, Senior Services
Skill(s) Cultural Awareness/Sensitivity, Interpersonal Communication, Sensitivity, Empathy, Ethical Framework, Flexibility
How to Apply
Application Link:
Website http://www.cnib.ca
Email Send an Email Message
Contact Leni White
Phone 250-216-9909; 250-595-1100, ext. 6039
Address 102-1675 Douglas Street Victoria, V8W 2G5
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