Three women stand smiling with a CNIB Ambassador at a display table.

Ambassador

Ideal for
Individual
Youth
Time Details
  • Minimum 6-month commitment

Able to commit to a minimum of two presentations a month, these may include weekdays, evenings and weekends, depending on the engagement

Location

Anywhere: Initial training will be provided in Calgary & Edmonton with expansion to other areas of province. 

Location Details
Virtual
Position Description

To promote education on vision health, vision loss, and prevention. Share stories about the impact of vision loss, the abilities of blind and partially sighted Canadians and the role CNIB plays in their lives.

  • Represent the CNIB Foundation to the general public and specific audiences including (but not limited to) community groups, corporations, schools senior centres, community health fairs and vision health professionals.
  • Work with Program Lead to coordinate bookings and travel to events
  • Share your personal experience with vision loss and CNIB's role.
  • Set up display and demonstrate technical aids as required.
  • Submit a brief report after each booking, including travel time, length of engagement, number of attendees and how it went.
Benefit of position
  • Make a difference for people who are blind or partially sighted: Advocating and educating on behalf of those who are blind or partially sighted and making people aware of the CNIB Foundation and Vision Loss Rehabilitation services
  • Develop or use experience and skills in public speaking, advocacy and interpersonal communication
  • Be part of a dedicated and passionate staff and volunteer team working to further the CNIB Foundation's mission
  • Reference or confirmation of hours upon request, after 3 months successful participation as a volunteer
Qualities, Skills and Training
  • Personal experience (self, family member or friend) with vision loss and the impact of the CNIB Foundation and Vision Loss Rehabilitation programs and services and/or demonstrated involvement with and support of CNIB (eg volunteer or donor).
  • A belief in the mission, vision, and values of CNIB and a passion for making a difference in the vision loss community.
  • Excellent verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience and/or willingness to be trained in public speaking.
  • Organized, reliable and able to work with minimal supervision.
  • Candidates will be required to attend Ambassador training as well as participate in ongoing learning and skills development (eg Toastmasters) provided by CNIB.
  • Minimum 14 years old
Position Commitment
Long Term
Application and contact information

If you would like to volunteer for this position please complete our online application form.

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