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About the Position
Position #: 19601
OrganizationCanadian Council of the Blind Waterloo Region
Position: Events Volunteer - Waterloo Chapter
Location: First United Church, 16 William Street West, Waterloo, ON, Canada
Impact Statement: We work together as a community of peers that acts to improve the individual and community quality of life of people who are blind, deaf-blind or living with low vision.
Description: Volunteers are needed for different events throughout the year such as at our monthly dinner meetings, at our annual Walkathon, at theatre outings throughout the year, at any fundraising events as well as at any sports events (bowling, curling or golf). A member may require help with orienting their food on their plate, going to the washroom, socializing skills etc. Safety and security are main issues during outings plus any help a member may require. Volunteers require patience and empathy and a driver's license and car would be helpful but not required.
Training Details: Organization orientation will be provided. Monthly meetings will also help you to get to know the members' needs and the importance of the group.
Working Conditions: You would be invited to a monthly dinner meeting to learn more about our chapter. Separate meetings around specific tasks can be arranged in person or by phone.
Duration: 4 - 6 months
Timing: Weekday - Daytime, Weekday - Evening, Weekend - Daytime
Time Detail: Dinner meetings are in the evening at 5:30 pm on the 4th Wed of every month if possible (Sept to June); theatre outings are in the afternoon, Walkathon on a Saturday, Sports daytime (bowling), evening (curling) or weekend (golf).
Age: 18+
Ideal for: An Individual, A Group
Transportation: On a bus route
Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible entrance, Wheelchair accessible washroom, Designated accessible parking space, Support volunteers with special needs, Support Newcomers
Area(s) of Interest: Caring Support, Health Care/Emergency, Recreation/Sports
Skill(s): Team Building, Cultural Awareness/Sensitivity, Interpersonal Communication, Motivate Others, Empathy
How to Apply
Application Link:
Email: Send an Email Message
Contact: Hazel Courtney
Phone: 519-568-7816
Address: First United Church Waterloo, N2L 1J3


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