VO is recruiting and deploying volunteers to respond to the volunteer needs specific to COVID-19 in Ottawa, Prescott-Russell, Lanark County and Renfrew County while ensuring proper screening and training protocals to safeguard the health of those volunteering and those they are assisting. Please see the intake portals for volunteers, for members, and for other agencies on our hompage. VO’s COVID 19 volunteer deployment program is supported by the Government of Canada’s Emergency Community Support Fund and the Ottawa Community Foundation.
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For Canadians who are blind or partially sighted, physical distancing can present a unique set of challenges
With physical distancing measures in place, it can be difficult for people with sight loss to pick up their groceries and prescriptions. If you're willing to help, we'd love to hear from you. Together, we'll ensure our community stays connected. We currently have a need for a volunteer to assist with picking up groceries for a participant weekly or bi-weekly in the area of Arnprior.
You can enquire to firstname.lastname@example.org, or apply through the CNIB website link, https://www.cnib.ca/en/programs-and-services/live/virtual-vision-mate-program?region=on_east and identify grocery shopping in Arnprior in your interest form.