Ambassador Partner

(CNIB Foundation [Central East], Simcoe/Muskoka, CNIB Foundation)

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Position ID: V-MID0002 Last Modified: 28 Aug 2019 Last Full Update: 28 Aug 2019
Opportunity Details
ContactSherri Helsdingen, Coordinator, Volunteer Services, CNIB Simcoe/Muskoka; Phone: 705-728-3352 ext 5289; Fax: 705-722-5305; Email:
DutiesAmbassador Partners share their sight and help facilitate the CNIB Ambassadors Program. Ambassador Partners drive members of the Ambassador team (volunteer speakers who are blind or partially sighted) to presentations, assisting with set-up/take-down of displays, and educating the public about the role the CNIB plays in improving eye health and improving lives!
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Benefits• Be part of a wonderful team of dedicated volunteers 
• Comprehensive orientation to CNIB and its services. 
• Training in public speaking. 
• Instruction on Sighted Guide techniques. 
• Reference letter upon request. 
• Reimbursement of mileage.
ClientsVolunteer speakers who are blind or partially sighted
Ages19 year(s) and up
Suitable for OSSDNo
Suitable ForPost-secondary students ; Men ; Women ; Individuals
Areas of InterestBehavioural and Developmental Support Services ; Fundraising / Canvassing ; Health Care ; Special Needs / Differently Abled
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Marketing & PR ; Planning & Organizing ; Public Speaking ; • Passionate about health promotion and vision health  
• Comfortable speaking with people one-on-one and demonstrating products that promote independence (like talking watches)  
• Able to drive  
• Looking for a flexible volunteer schedule (presentations may include weekdays, evenings and weekends, depending on the engagement)  
• Interested in making major impact in your community. Every 12 minutes in Canada someone begins to lose their vision!
Commitment LengthMedium Term (4 months to 1 year)
Interaction LevelOne-on-one ; Small Group ; Large Group
Minimum Hours2 / Month
Dates and TimesMonday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Tuesday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Wednesday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Thursday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Friday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Saturday: Morning, Afternoon 
Ambassador meetings occur the third Thursday of each month, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Presentations are episodic.
SeasonsYear Round
AccessibilityFully Accessible ; Wheelchair accessible automatic main entrance ; Dedicated accessible washroom with all features ; Meeting location is accessible as above. Presentation locations will vary.
LocationAmbassador meetings: 20 Anne Street South, Barrie. Presentations throughout Simcoe/Muskoka
Number of PositionsBarrie: 4 individual(s) 
4 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingOrientation ; Training is provided ; Training on the job ; Training on-going ; • Comprehensive orientation to CNIB and its services.  
• Training in public speaking.  
• Instruction on Sighted Guide techniques.
TransportationCar required
Police CheckRequired
Additional Requirements• Vulnerable Sector Check. 
• Approved Driver’s Abstract and a valid driver’s license.  
• Access to a suitable vehicle with a minimum $1,000,000 third party liability insurance.
Liability InsuranceAvailable
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Organization NameCNIB Foundation [Central East], Simcoe/Muskoka, CNIB Foundation
Toll Free PhoneCNIB Foundation Contact Centre 1-800-563-2642
Address & Map
Barrie, ON
Mailing Addressc/o CNIB 
1929 Bayview Ave 
East York, ON M4G 3E8