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CNIB Saskatchewan

CNIB Saskatchewan

CNIB passionately provides community-based support, knowledge and a national voice to ensure Canadians who are blind or partially sighted have the confidence, skills and opportunities to fully participate in life.

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CNIB Saskatchewan
1705 McKercher Drive, Saskatoon, SK S7H5N6

CNIB Saskatchewan url http://www.cnib.ca/en/mb-sk/Pages/default.aspx

CNIB Saskatchewan Phone Number 306-667-2240 ext 6443

CNIB Saskatchewan Email address stacie.lawson@cnib.ca



Volunteer Information for CNIB Saskatchewan

What services does your organization provide?
Our dedicated specialists and volunteers work with prople of all ages in their own homes and communtities - providing the services and support they need to rediscover their independence and pursue their goals. Our services include: Emotional and wellnes support, low vision services, independent living services, independent travel instruction, library services, assistive technology services, career and employment services and child and family services.


Do you have any age requirements?
Minimun age to volunteer with CNIB is 16


Do you require language proficiency other than in English?
Level 7 English - spoken written and comprehension is required to volunteer with CNIB


What time commitment(s) are you expecting from a volunteer?
We would like a six month committment, but certainly work around various schedules.


Are there any other requirements for being a volunteer?
An application providing references will have to be filled out, as well as a Police Records Check obtained before volunteering.


Are there any specific skills and experience required?
Depending on the position, basic computer skills and strong interpersonal skills.


What type of volunteer positions are typically available?
CNIB is always looking for Admin people. Our admin volunteers, generally work at our reception area answering phones and directing people. They also work in our little retail area specialing in products to help blind or partially sighted people.
Our Vision Mate Program provides one-on-one sighted assitance and companionship for a person who is blind or paritally sighted. Activities include: reading, organizing , walking, assist with errands or outings, and social visiting.


Do you provide training for volunteers?
Yes, depending on position, CNIB provides detailed training and orientation.


What are the typical volunteer activities occurring at your organization?
Ongoing volunteer activities such as Admin Support.


How will a person benefit from volunteering with CNIB Saskatchewan?
Our volunteers experience the rewards of giving back to their own community. Our volunteer team stretches from one end of the country to the other - and is made up of Canadians of all ages and from all walks of life. They are truly the heart and soul of our organization, and they do everything from coordinating events to working with blind and paritally sighted people right in their own homes and communitites.


Do you accept high school students?
Yes as long as its within CNIB hours of Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.




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