Vision Mate

(Vision Loss Rehabilitation Ontario, Peterborough)

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Position ID: V-PET0578 Last Modified: 15 Dec 2015 Last Full Update: 15 Dec 2015
Opportunity Details
ContactFilomena Di Ruscio, Coordinator, Volunteer Services, CNIB; Phone: (Business) 905-898-6413 ext 5207; Fax: 905-868-9572; Email:
Duties* Vision mate volunteers help people who are blind or partially sighted to be independent by providing one-on-one sighted assistance with four types of activities: reading/organizing, errands, walks, and social visits. 
* Volunteers will be visiting the client in their home for about 2 hours a week.  
* Boundaries include: no cooking, no cleaning, no personal care, no home repairs, no giving advice, no counseling, no heavy lifting, no driving.  
* Volunteers must not offer advice or recommendations on treatment, health care professionals, or other medical information.
Ages19 year(s) and up
Suitable for OSSDNo
Areas of InterestFriend / Penpal ; Social Interaction
Skills/ExperienceVolunteer's interests need to include community outings, driving, 'leisure buddy', and work with special needs or people with disabilities. Personal attributes required include being trustworthy, patient, empathetic and friendly. Must be reliable, organized and able to work with minimal supervision. Excellent communication skills. Very strong English skills or willing to be matched with a client who speaks your first language.
Minimum Hours3 / Week
Dates and TimesWeekdays. Will schedule to suit volunteer and client availability.
Number of PositionsLindsay: 5 individual(s) ; Peterborough: 5 individual(s) 
10 individual(s) needed in total.
TransportationVolunteers will be visiting the client in their home and will need to have a means of transportation to get to and from the clients residence (e.g. walking, public transit, or your own vehicle).
CostCNIB does not cover transportation costs for the client or volunteer.
Police CheckRequired
Liability InsuranceAvailable
Agency Details
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Organization NameVision Loss Rehabilitation Ontario, Peterborough
Office Phone705-745-6918
Toll Free Phone1-844-887-8572
Address & Map
159 King St, Suite 212
Peterborough, ON K9J 2R8
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