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Virtual Vision Mate - Essential Shopping


  • Virtual Opportunity
  • WHEN
    Short-term

COVID-19 notes:

  • We have relaxed criteria for posting volunteer opportunities due to the urgent need for COVID-19 Response. Volunteers are responsible for confirming the legitimacy of the group or organization(s) they are working with. Never hand over money or confidential information to groups looking for volunteers.
  • Please confirm that the organization you want to volunteer with can ensure your safety.

DESCRIPTION

Objective:

· To provide community-based support
· Shop for any essential items that a participant may need

Responsibilities & Tasks:

· Essential shopping: Shop for any essentials that the participant
may need and delivering those to the participants doorstep (not
inside their house).
· Ensures privacy and confidentiality.
· Weekly reports are to be submitted to the supervisor of any
concerns.
· Track and report essential shopping expenses on a bi-weekly
basis to supervisor.

Qualities, Skills & Training:

· Patient, empathetic and friendly
· Reliable, organized, and able to work with minimal supervision
· Alert and aware of the participants’ feelings over the phone.
(Example: Mood, re-booking a session, feeling ill etc.)
· Orientation includes: CNIB Services, the people we serve, vision
loss challenges, and volunteering at the CNIB
· Training specific to the position.
· Able to keep track of money.

Commitment

· Minimum 2 months or may extend
· Agree to 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.
· Commit to always respecting social distancing and maintaining a
distance of 2 meters at all times from CNIB participants and
commit to always respecting the guidelines, laws and regulations
set out by the different levels of government and public health
agencies of my area.

Preliminary Screening

· Level 2: Application form and interview, orientation, one- character
references, code of conduct, self-declaration

Supervision and Ongoing Screening

· Supervisor is always present and available for ongoing support
and training. If there are any phone support concerns, please
contact your supervisor. (Based on regional area)

Benefits

· Making lives better, encouraging social interaction for persons
who are blind or partially sighted.
You’ll support persons experiencing vision loss to gain confidence,
knowledge and a peer support network.
· After 2 months of completion, each volunteer must meet the
requirements. Reference letter or confirmation of hours can be
provided upon request. Standard conditions apply.
· Be part of a dedicated and passionate staff and volunteer team
working together to further CNIB’s mission.

Please apply at: https://www.tfaforms.com/4735332/

Who You'll be Assisting

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CNIB-GTA Foundation

Mena Di Ruscio Team Lead, Volunteer Engagement & Program Lead, Home-Based Support CNIB GTA Foundation

The CNIB Foundation offers innovative programs and powerful advocacy that empower people impacted by blindness to live their dreams and tear down barriers to inclusion. To learn more, sign up for our email


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Who You'll be Assisting

organization logo

CNIB-GTA Foundation

Mena Di Ruscio Team Lead, Volunteer Engagement & Program Lead, Home-Based Support CNIB GTA Foundation

The CNIB Foundation offers innovative programs and powerful advocacy that empower people impacted by blindness to live their dreams and tear down barriers to inclusion. To learn more, sign up for our email