Activity Group Assistant: Guelph Riverside Park Walking Group

(CNIB, Waterloo-Wellington Office)

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Position ID: V-GUE2840 Last Modified: 09 Jul 2018 Last Full Update: 09 Jul 2018
Opportunity Details
Impact StatementPositively alter lives of people with vision loss
ContactRuth Millard, Program Lead, Peer Support, Culture, Sports & Recreation, CNIB; Phone: 1-800-265-4127 ext 5159; Email:
Duties• Provide sighted guide assistance if needed 
• Promote the group to potential participants 
• Assist with set-up and coordination of groups, including matching volunteers to participants 
• Notify Program Lead, Sports & Recreation of changes to schedules or issues within the group 
• Meet group members and volunteers at the site 
• Track and report volunteer hours as directed
Benefits• Make a difference for people who are blind or partially sighted 
• Develop or use experience and skills in group facilitation 
• Be a part of a dedicated and passionate staff and volunteer team working to further CNIB’s mission 
• Reference or confirmation of hours upon request, after 2 months of successful participation as a volunteer
Ages14 year(s) and up
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Highschool students ; Post-secondary students ; Newcomers / English as a second language ; Couples ; Families ; Groups ; Workplaces / Corporate Groups
Areas of InterestAdvocacy ; Community / Neighbourhood Volunteering ; Community Outreach ; Event Coordination & Support ; Program Coordination / Support ; Recreation & Sports ; Senior's Activity Support
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills - Strong verbal communication skills; able to clearly relay directions, and signals on the road with the participant who is blind or partially sighted ; Confidentiality - Agree to abide by CNIB’s Volunteer Code of Conduct, including policies and procedures concerning confidentiality, conflict of interest, and the prevention of workplace harassment and violence ; First Aid - Would be an asset
Commitment LengthShort Term (Up to 4 months) - Minimum 2 month commitment is preferred
Interaction LevelSmall Group - Guide a small group of individuals on a loop around the park
Minimum Hours1.5 / Week
Dates and TimesThursday: Morning (9:30 - 11:00 am) 
1.5 hours/week on Thursday mornings
SeasonsSummer ; Fall
AccessibilityNot Applicable - This is an outdoor event through a path in a forest
LocationRiverside Park - Guelph
Number of PositionsGuelph 
5 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingOrientation - including: about CNIB, about the people we help, about vision loss, and about volunteering at CNIB ; Training is provided - specific to the position, including: how to use sighted guide
TransportationNear public transit
Police CheckNot Required
Start DateOn or after 21 Jul 2018
Display Until31 Oct 2018
Agency Details
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Organization NameCNIB, Waterloo-Wellington Office
Office Phone519-742-3536
Toll Free PhoneHelpline 1-800-563-2642 
Waterloo Wellington office 1-800-265-4127
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151 Frederick St S, Suite 201
Kitchener, ON N2H 2M2
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