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Kathleen Forestell
Program Lead, Peer Support & Youth Empowerment
CNIB

101-1355 Bank St
Ottawa, ON
Canada K1H 8K7

TEL: 613-563-4021

E-mail: kathleen.forestell@cnib.ca

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Aboriginals (First Nation, Metis, Inuit); Visible Minorities or New Canadians; Disadvantaged; LGBTTQ; Men; People with disabilities or medical conditions; Youth (16-18 years); Youth (11-15 years); Children (0-10 years); Animals; Seniors; Women; Youth (19-24 years); Homeless; Athletes

Passionately providing community-based support, knowledge and a national voice to ensure Canadians who are blind or partially sighted have the confidence, skills and opportunities to fully participate in life.

www.cnib.ca

Volunteer Opportunities

Organization: CNIB
CNIB is proud to present ‘Night Steps’ taking place in Ottawa September 2018.

Night Steps is a community focussed fundraising walk that takes place in the evening. Participants arrive for registration, dinner and some entertainment before heading out on an approximately 5 KM walk as the sun sets.

We are currently in pursuit of dedicated committee members willing to assist with the preparation of the event. This is an excellent opportunity to get involved with the local community and gain more experience with event planning.

Some of the committee duties are as follows:

Marketing and Promotions:

Reach out to the community & media outlets to generate awareness
Presence on social media to create online awareness
Find creative ways to promote this event throughout the community
Secure speakers – connect with local government officials
Reach out to the community to generate participation and secure volunteers

Sponsorship and Vendors:

Find and recruit event sponsors
Secure food vendors
Secure entertainment

Logistics:

Set up/tear down during the event
Setting up Registration area, Volunteer registration area, Fun Zone, BBQ
Time involvement

Committee meetings once a month during May, June, July and then weekly one month out from the event (as needed). Time involvement also includes executing tasks as assigned by the committee members.
Location: Mostly Home Based
Deadline: May 31, 2018
Organization: CNIB
CNIB store requires a customer service representative to demonstrate and sell assistive devices for daily living to help people with low vision. We sell products such as magnifiers, talking watches, sunglasses, writing guides, large button phones
Location: 1355 Bank Street
Suite 101
Deadline: Jul 6, 2018
Organization: CNIB
Do you enjoy walking and meeting new people? CNIB is looking for outgoing and enthusiastic volunteers to assist with a new walking group. As a Walking Group Volunteer, you will provide assistance to people who are blind and partially sighted during weekly scheduled walks. Orientation and training will be provided. Commitment is approximately 5-6 hours each month. To learn more, please contact Kathleen Forestell at 613-563-4021 x 5011 or kathleen.forestell@cnib.ca
Location: 101-1355 Bank St.
Deadline: May 31, 2018
Organization: CNIB
CNIB is recruiting volunteers in your community. By joining the CNIB volunteer team today, you will be providing:
• Companionship and sighted assistance to people who are blind or partially sighted, or
• Information on products that make everyday living easier for people with vision loss, or
• Public awareness about CNIB and sight loss in your community
If you are concerned that you don’t know enough about CNIB or vision loss, don’t be! All volunteers attend an orientation session in which they learn about what CNIB does, the clients we serve, and the impact of sight loss.
Please contact us to sign up for the next CNIB Volunteer orientation on:
Location: CNIB is recruiting volunteers in your community. By joining the CNIB volunteer team today, you will be providing:
• Companionship and sighted assistance to people who are blind or partially sighted, or
• Information on products that make everyday living easier for people with vision loss, or
• Public awareness about CNIB and sight loss in your community
If you are concerned that you don’t know enough about CNIB or vision loss, don’t be! All volunteers attend an orientation session in which they learn about what CNIB does, the clients we serve, and the impact of sight loss.
Please contact us to sign up for the next CNIB Volunteer orientation.
Deadline: Jun 6, 2018