UPDATE: The CNIB training session was held on 8th March 2012. Here are the pictures from the event.
Leaders of Tomorrow: Graduate will be volunteering to help the blind and visually impaired by collaborating with the Canadian National Institute for the Blind. The CNIB has a number of activities happening from March till summer and they need our help. Some of the programs are:
- Low Vision Services: Assist in assessing the vision acuity levels of incoming clients by conducting vision exams
- Vision Mate Program: The CNIB will pair you with a client to help him/her with everyday activities such as reading mail, recreational walks and retail services
- March Break Mentorship Program: Become a mentor for visually impaired kids ages 6 to 16 during the March break (March 12-15). You will support these children by teaching them various life skills, playing sports, doing community service and just having lots of fun!
- Vision Health Month (May): Help raise awareness for the blind and visually impaired by running info kiosks at specific locations (TBD) to educate people about visual handicaps and what the CNIB does to help those affected.
- CNIB Gala: Rub shoulders with Toronto’s richest of the rich as you help them to experience what it means to blind. While blindfolded, guests will have to dine, mingle and appreciate brailled artwork from visually impaired artists. They’ll most likely need your help finding their way around the room. There will also be guests that are actually visually impaired, and they will also need your assistance.
Becoming a volunteer requires some training. That being said, the CNIB will be hosting a training session on campus. This promises to be an “eye-opening” workshop!! The details are:
Date: March 8th
Time: 5pm – 8pm
Venue: Roseburgh Bldg Room 310
If you would like to attend, then please register here.
****There is only space for 30 attendants ****
If your interested in a rewarding and fulfilling experience, then come out to the training session to learn more.
Some of you have already expressed your interest in volunteering with the CNIB, so if you intend to follow through then be sure to register. Oh, almost forgot…free pizza and pop will be served.