Vision Mate- Friendly Visiting

(CNIB, Durham Region, Vision Loss Rehabilitation Ontario)

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Position ID: V-OSH0936 Last Modified: 10 Jul 2018 Last Full Update: 10 Jul 2018
Opportunity Details
ContactFilomena Di Ruscio, Lead, Home-Based Support, CNIB; Phone: 437-996-8487; Fax: 905-430-7622; Email:
DutiesProvide assistance to blind or partially sighted person in your neighbourhood * activities include reading, computer assistance, walks and friendly visiting * meet at the individual's home or another suitable and agreed upon location at a convenient time * help with day to day activities, running an errand, read the news etc to ease feelings of stress,isolation and loneliness
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BenefitsLetter of Reference provided upon request for with 3 months or more of volunteer participation
ClientsThose who are blind or partially sighted
Ages18 year(s) and up
Suitable for OSSDNo
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Men ; Women ; Newcomers / English as a second language
Areas of InterestFriend / Penpal ; Social Interaction ; Support for Visual Impairments
Skills/ExperienceDependability & Trustworthiness ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Patience ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently
Commitment LengthLong Term (Minimum of 6 months)
Interaction LevelOne-on-one
Minimum Hours2 / Week
Dates and TimesMonday-Sunday flexible hours
SeasonsYear Round
LocationDurham Region
Number of PositionsDurham Region 
10 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingOrientation ; Training is provided ; Training on the job ; Training on-going ; Abide by CNIB’s Volunteer Code of Conduct, including policies and procedures concerning confidentiality, conflict of interest, and the prevention of workplace harassment and violence
Police CheckRequired
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Organization NameCNIB, Durham Region, Vision Loss Rehabilitation Ontario
Office Phone905-430-7611
Toll Free Phone1-800-563-0887
Address & Map
Abilities Centre
55 Gordon St, Suite 207A
Whitby, ON L1N 0J2
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