CNIB's flagship initiative for home-based support is the Vision Mate program
Volunteers provide one-on-one sighted assistance and companionship for a person who has sight loss
Activities include: reading, organizing, walking, assisting with errands or outings, social visiting
Vision Mates usually visit a community member with sight loss for one or two hours a week, in the individual’s home or another suitable environment, at a mutually convenient time
For some people with sight loss, day-to-day activities, such as reading the mail or running a quick errand, can be difficult or even impossible. Too many try not to burden their families and experience daily feelings of isolation and loneliness, as a result
Giving back to the community making a direct impact on someone's life!
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Flexible hours, close to home, rewarding. By becoming a CNIB volunteer, you will help empower Canadians who are blind or partially sighted to have the confidence, skills and opportunities to fully participate in life