Community Event Assistant

(CNIB, Durham Region, Vision Loss Rehabilitation Ontario)

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Position ID: V-OSH1275 Last Modified: 01 Oct 2019 Last Full Update: 01 Oct 2019
Opportunity Details
ContactFilmomena, Team Lead, Volunteer Engagement & Program Lead, Home-Based Support, CNIB Foundation; Phone: 437-996-8487; Email:
DutiesProvide community-based support to Ambassadors and/or Advocates who are blind or partially sighted and are travelling within the GTA to outreach events and speaking engagements  
Travel with Ambassador or Advocate to and from outreach and speaking events * provide sighted guide and sighted assistance as required * assist in set up/tear down of event materials as needed * track and report expenses as directed * track and report volunteer hours as directed or required
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BenefitsMake a difference for people who are blind or partially sighted * develop interpersonal and speaking skills * be part of a dedicated and passionate staff and volunteer team working to further CNIB’s mission * reference or confirmation of hours upon request, after 3 months’ successful participation as a volunteer
Ages16 year(s) - 60 year(s)
Suitable for OSSDYes
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Highschool students
Areas of InterestField Trip Aide / Community Outing Support ; Guide / Greeter
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Creativity ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Friendly & Outgoing ; General Computer Skills ; Listening Skills ; Patience ; Public Speaking ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; Team Work ; Patient, empathetic and friendly * reliable and organized
Commitment LengthLong Term (Minimum of 6 months)
Interaction LevelOne-on-one ; Small Group ; Large Group
Dates and TimesMonday: Morning, Afternoon 
Tuesday: Morning, Afternoon 
Wednesday: Morning, Afternoon 
Thursday: Morning, Afternoon 
Friday: Morning, Afternoon 
Times of events and outreach events include weekdays, weekends and evenings
SeasonsYear Round
AccessibilityFully Accessible
LocationAbilities Centre, 55 Gordon St, Suite 207A, Whitby
Number of PositionsDurham Region ; Whitby 
2 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingOrientation ; Training is provided ; Training is required ; 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 * do not conduct or your own or Advocate/Ambassador's personal errands while on CNIB business
TransportationNear public transit
Application Deadline31 May 2019
Police CheckRequired
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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