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The program is designed to be FUN and interactive through games, discussions and snack time.
You can check out this short video for more information about the mentor role
This minimal time investment will have a lifetime impact on a child. A little time can make a BIG difference.
You can check out this short video for more information:
1.Like and share our facebook page!
2.Collect gently used (pre-loved) clean, working toys, clothes, personal hygiene samples + stuff, on some occasions we collect non perishable foods, linens, bedding, furniture, dishes, pots pans ++++ We help people all over Niagara Region.
3.Drop off homes for people in your home area to drop off, and hold until you have some stuff to pick up or drop off to main Port Colborne location.
4. Volunteers are needed for our toy drive + food drive every year
5. Adopt a family through us for Christmas (by giving gently used items to them) Pick a family, wrap the gifts and deliver them to the family yourself! (Starts in November)
6. Also Adoption program for Easter as well. Starts the month before the holiday!
7. Collect pop tabs.. we collect for March of Dimes
8. Gather items (gently used items*) for our monthly family that we are assisting as a group* Join our facebook page for the info on who they are and how you can help!
9. We have a birthday club (We give gently used gifts to people who cannot afford it for their children)
10. We are consistently holding free clubs, free events to help in the community please get involved on our facebook and let us know what you are interested in joining as it comes up!
11. We are always looking for drivers, pick ups, storage for our gently used things. Volunteers of all sorts!
Provide one-on-one sighted assistance and companionship for a person who is blind or partially sighted. Assist in activities of the client’s choosing, at his/her home or in the community, including reading, organizing, walking, running errands, and friendly visiting.
(2-4 hours Monthly)
Deliver presentations to community organizations, schools, senior centres and professional groups; represent CNIB at community information forums (health fairs); if you are a CNIB client, consider sharing your personal stories to raise awareness about vision loss, vision health, and CNIB.
Partnered with a CNIB Ambassador, directly assist someone who is blind or partially sighted with their community presentations. Drive client to determined location, help set up display and help to ensure things go smoothly.
Leadership Committee and Public Relations:
Assist in shaping and implementing CNIB’s local strategies around Vision Health, Volunteer Support, Fundraising and Client Services. You can help CNIB build and maintain a strong community presence.
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Trained volunteers will be matched on a one-to-one basis with people living in the community who are recovering from mental illness. The volunteer will meet regularly with the client(s) out in the community to facilitate social and community connections. The objective is to promote, support and/or encourage independence the areas of social, leisure and recreational skills, working with the Case Manager (CM) and client’s pre-stated goals. This role is non-clinical.
Essential Job Functions:
• Develop a friendly, supportive relationship with selected client partner to assist in their development in social, leisure and recreational skills
• Work cooperatively with the client partner and professional staff to identify areas of common interest and plan activities
• Engage in various activities including: gardening, music, arts and crafts, yoga, cooking/nutrition, physical fitness/recreational activities, sports, etc.
• Consult with professional program staff (CM) as needed and maintain communication on a monthly basis (minimum) with Volunteer Coordinator
• Provide encouragement and support to client in reaching program goals
• May provide some life skills coaching at the direction of the professional program staff (taking bus, home organization etc.)
• Maintain privacy and confidentiality of client partner outside of reporting responsibilities with professional staff
• Develop case notes after each meeting with client partner
• Log hours and mileage
Essential Job Requirements:
• Able to provide support and encouragement to people experiencing mental health issues to enhance their quality of life
• Minimum age of 18
• Willing to:
- Provide application information and participate in a selection interview
- Participate in volunteer orientation and ongoing training sessions specific to role
- Participate in match closure meeting at end of commitment
- Submit to a police records check
- Provide the names of two credible references
- Participate in an evaluation meeting
- Sign a confidentiality statement
- Background in social service field and those with lived experience an asset