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Vision Mate
(CNIB, West Region, Hamilton Office)

Position ID: 2271 Last Modified: 10 Jul 2012 Last Full Update: 10 Jul 2012
Opportunity Details
ContactMr David Wallis, Regional Cordinator Volunteer Services, Canadian National Institute for the Blind (C.N.I.B.); Phone: 905-528-8555 ext 5304; Fax: 905-527-9536; Email:
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DutiesProvide sighted assistance to a person who is blind or partially sighted in your neighbourhood. Your weekly visit can make a big difference! Activities may include reading, computer assistance, shopping, recreation assistance, community access, going for walks and friendly visiting.
Benefits* Enjoyment of meeting and interaction with new people. 
* Sharing your sight with someone who is blind or partially sighted. 
* Helping one maintain a higher level of independence with some support.
ClientsBlind or partially sighted.
Dates and TimesMonday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Tuesday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Wednesday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Thursday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Friday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Saturday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Sunday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Visits and assistance are determined between the client and volunteer. Time is generally flexible.
SeasonsYear Round
LocationVarious locations depending on the clients served.
AccessibilityDepends on client location and needs.
Number of PositionsHamilton Central: 6 individual(s) ; Hamilton East: 6 individual(s) ; Hamilton Mountain: 10 individual(s) ; Hamilton West: 6 individual(s) ; Stoney Creek: 7 individual(s)
Ages18 year(s) and up
Minimum Hours1 / Week
Commitment LengthShort Term (less than 3 months) ; Medium Term (from 3 - 12 months) ; Long Term (more than 12 months) ; Depending on client needs, can be short or longer term.
TrainingTraining is provided
TransportationOn Bus Route
Interaction LevelOne-on-one
CostPolice Record Check
Police CheckRequired
Volunteer CategoriesAssistant - Community & Family Services ; Befriending ; Disability Related Readings
Skills/Experience* Good communication skills. 
* Organized. 
* Personable. 
* Creativity. 
* In some cases, interest in working with seniors.
Additional Requirements* Orientation 
* Training specific to role.
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Organization NameCNIB, West Region, Hamilton Office
Address & Map
115 Parkdale Ave S
Hamilton, ON L8K 6K4
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Office Phone905-528-8555
Toll Free Phone1-888-275-5332
Toll free 1-855-251-4156