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Virtual Vision Mate- Renfrew


Organization: CNIB

Commitment: Long term (6 months to a year)

Availability: Flexible

Language Preference: Bilingual

Number of Positions Available: 2

Location: Renfrew

Deadline: Aug 28, 2020


The goal of the Virtual Vision Mate Program is for the volunteer to reach out to those individuals that are blind or partially sighted once week, by telephone to engage in friendly conversation and offer support. The volunteer must be patient, friendly and able to work with minimal supervison and have access to their own phone.


Valerie Dawson


Volunteer Opportunity Address
Volunteer must be located in Renfrew and be over the age of 18.


Good for people interested in: Companionship/Visiting; COVID-19 Virtual Volunteering

You will be working with: People with disabilities or medical conditions; Seniors; Youth (19-24 years)

How will this volunteer opportunity benefit you?
The objective of the Virtual Vision Mate program to provide community-based support for those individuals who are blind or partially sighted, reducing the feelings of isolation that may already exist on a daily basis. The volunteer will be helping to change what it is to blind through human connections.

How will the organization benefit?
This program promote making lives better, encouraging social interaction for persons who are blind or partially sighted, thereby reducing isolation.

Organization category: Philanthropic intermediaries and voluntarism promotion

Volunteer Considerations

Time it will take to contact applicants - 1-6 days

This position would be great for - Young Adults (19-24); Seniors (65+)