Help someone who can't see in Eastern Passage & Lawrencetown!

Posted over a month ago
Lawrencetown, NS B2Z 0A6(View Map)

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Are you looking for a flexible opportunity to volunteer, while seeing the real-life impact you're making? CNIB has the position for you!

As a Vision Mates, you are paired with a person who is blind or living with partial vision. You visit for a couple of hours a week in the person's home and provide sighted assistance. Our current matches find the role both easy (it feels like visiting a friend) and flexible (visits are scheduled between the volunteer and their match at a mutually convenient time). Training is provided.

We are currently looking to help: • Joanne, 60s, Eastern Passage, enjoys collecting coins. She’d like a female volunteer to help with reading books and mail, going for walks, socializing, and running errands. She'd prefer visits during weekdays and is sensitive to odors. • Minda, 60s, Lawrencetown, enjoys books, music, current events, gardening, photography, the internet, and rubber stamping. She’d like to get to know someone over 40 who could help with organizing stamps and going for walks. • Sallie, 80s, Lawrencetown, enjoys chatting about travel and horses and spent 32 years running a therapeutic riding center. She would like help with reading, organizing, running errands, and going for leisurely walks in the Spring. She would really appreciate someone who would be willing to drive her, if possible. • Norella, 50s, North Preston, would like help reading books and mail, and learning new computer skills. She enjoys listening to music, reading, and knitting.

If you’re interested in learning about blindness or helping a person with vision loss on a weekly basis, respond to this ad!

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