Peer Support Meeting Assistant

(CNIB, Durham Region, Vision Loss Rehabilitation Ontario)

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Position ID: V-OSH1265 Last Modified: 04 Nov 2019 Last Full Update: 04 Nov 2019
Opportunity Details
ContactFilomena DiRuscio, Team Lead, Volunteer Engagement & Program Lead, Home-Based Support, CNIB; Phone: 437-996-8487; Email:
DutiesAssist at a peer support meeting for those with low and no vision * assist the facilitator during the period of the peer support group session * ensure a safe environment * tasks will depend on meeting location and need * make reminder phone calls * general maintenance duties * assist with refreshments * other duties as required * track and report volunteer hours as directed
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BenefitsMake lives better, encouraging social interaction for persons who are blind or partially sighted * support persons experiencing vision loss to gain confidence, knowledge and build a peer support network * develop and apply social activities in group scenarios * be part of a dedicated and passionate staff and volunteer team working together to further CNIB’s mission 
Reference letter or confirmation of hours can be provided upon request, after 6 months of service * each volunteer must meet the time requirement
Ages18 year(s) - 60 year(s)
Suitable for OSSDYes
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Post-secondary students ; Men ; Women
Areas of InterestProgram Coordination / Support ; Support for Visual Impairments
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Counseling & Support ; Creativity ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Friendly & Outgoing ; General Computer Skills ; Leadership ; Listening Skills ; Patience - Patient, empathetic and friendly ; Planning & Organizing ; Public Speaking ; Research ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; Team Work ; Alert and aware of the participants’ needs and surroundings
Commitment LengthLong Term (Minimum of 6 months)
Interaction LevelSolitary ; One-on-one ; Small Group ; Large Group ; Virtual Volunteering
Dates and TimesMonday: Morning, Afternoon 
Tuesday: Morning, Afternoon 
Wednesday: Morning, Afternoon 
Thursday: Morning, Afternoon 
Friday: Morning, Afternoon 
Each session is conducted one day per week for 2-3 hours, based on the regional area * group sessions will run 6-8 weeks * preparation time will be included in volunteer hours
SeasonsYear Round
AccessibilityFully Accessible
LocationAbilities Centre, 55 Gordon St #207 A, Whitby * meeting locations throughout Durham Region
Number of PositionsDurham Region 
1 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingOrientation - CNIB Services, the people we serve, vision loss challenges, and volunteering at the CNIB. ; Training is provided - Training specific to the position ; Training is required ; Scheduled training ; Training on the job ; Training on-going
TransportationNear public transit
Police CheckRequired
Additional RequirementsLevel 3 * long application form and interview, orientation, three character references, police vulnerable sector check * agree to abide by CNIB’s Volunteer Code of Conduct, including policies and procedures concerning confidentiality, conflict of interest, and the prevention of workplace harassment and violence
Start DateOn or after 18 Apr 2019
Agency Details
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Organization NameCNIB, Durham Region, Vision Loss Rehabilitation Ontario
Office Phone905-430-7611
Toll Free Phone1-800-563-0887
Address & Map
Abilities Centre
55 Gordon St, Suite 207A
Whitby, ON L1N 0J2
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