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Position: 2619 - Driver-Guide for GTA Ambassadors and Advocates
Organization: CNIB Foundation
Position Address: CNIB Mississauga Office: Unit 300 - 50 Burnhamthorpe Road West, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Location: Mississauga
Accessibility: Fully Accessible Workplace
Ideal for: Individual, Co-Op Placements, Older Adults
Responsibilities & Tasks:
● Confirm week's schedule with supervisor or Ambassador Assistant
● Drive Ambassador or Advocate to destination(s)
● Be their sighted guide
● Assist in set up/tear down of event materials as needed
● Track and report mileage as directed
● Track and report volunteer hours as directed or required

PLEASE APPLY at the earliest opportunity (by no later than January 2, 2020). IF you have created a 'profile' with Volunteer MBC, you can 'click' the yellow box 'Apply Now!' to gain immediate access to the 'CNIB Volunteer Interest Form' (online application) for this and other 'positions'. Complete it and 'click' Submit. You also will be put on the CNIB list of applicants for this 'position'. Thank you!

Celebrating 100 years in 2018, the CNIB Foundation is a high profile. non-profit organization driven to change what it is to be blind today.

We deliver innovative programs and powerful advocacy that empower people impacted by blindness to live their dreams and tear down barriers to inclusion. Our work as a blind foundation is powered by a network of volunteers, donors and partners from coast to coast to coast.

The CNIB has a need for capable, dedicated volunteers, who will provide community-based support: DRIVING volunteer Ambassadors and/or Advocates who are blind or partially sighted and are travelling on CNIB business.

+ Make a difference for people who are blind or partially sighted
+ Develop or use experience and skills in driving, client service
+ 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 of successful participation as a volunteer

Position Qualifications
● Qualities, Skills and Training:
- Excellent driving skills; clean driving record, valid driver's license, minimum $1 million liability insurance (if driving own car)
- Patient, empathetic and friendly
- Solid English communication skills (fluency in a second language welcome)
- Organized, reliable, punctual
- Attendance at Orientation, including: About CNIB, About the people we help, About vision loss, and About volunteering at CNIB and AODA training
- Training specific to the position, including: sighted guide
● Requesting volunteers to commit to the 'position' for AT LEAST 6 MONTHS

Min Age: 19    Police Check: Yes

Time Commitment
Duration:Long Term (More than 6 months)
Due Date:2020-01-02
Start Date:2019-10-15
Monday Morning, Monday Afternoon, Monday Evening, Tuesday Morning, Tuesday Afternoon, Tuesday Evening, Wednesday Morning, Wednesday Afternoon, Wednesday Evening, Thursday Morning, Thursday Afternoon, Thursday Evening, Friday Morning, Friday Afternoon, Friday Evening, Saturday Morning, Saturday Afternoon, Saturday Evening
FLEXIBLE (weekly schedule to be worked out with the Supervisor, excluding Sunday), to be mutually arranged between the CNIB and the volunteer, bearing in mind that the amount/frequency of driving will depend on needs and appointments that relate to the CNIB's volunteer Ambassadors/Advocates.

One-month probation period. Supervisor available for ongoing support and training. Updated copies of driver's license, abstract and insurance must be provided annually.

See 'Position Qualifications', above.

Area(s) of Interest: Communication/Journalism, Education & Learning, Office Administration, Life Skills & Accessibility, Transportation, Volunteer Coordination
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