Public Educators attend one or more community events per month that happen at various times and locations and only commit to the events that work for them.
Training will be from a CNIB location close to you! Public education opportunities occur across the region.
Contribute to increasing knowledge by educating the public about vision health, living with vision loss and CNIB programs and services; enabling Canadians impacted by blindness to live the lives they choose.
CNIB Public Educators:
- Represent CNIB to the general public and specific audiences including community groups, corporations, schools, seniors’ centres, and vision health professionals
- Some presenters may receive training and requests to give media interviews
- Share your personal experience with vision loss and CNIB’s role in your journey
- Depending on need, other tasks may include setting up displays and demonstrating technical aids
- Make a difference as part of a dedicated and passionate staff/volunteer team working to further CNIB’s mission.
- Make a difference for people who are blind or partially sighted in your community by making sure their concerns and issues are heard
- Opportunity to gain or share skills in public education, communications, media, and advocacy
- Personal experience (self, family member or friend) with vision loss and the impact of CNIB programs and services and/or demonstrated involvement with and support of CNIB (eg. volunteer or donor)
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
- Experienced or willing to be trained in public speaking
- Organized, reliable and able to work with minimal supervision
- Orientation, including: about CNIB, about the people we help, about vision loss, and about volunteering at CNIB.
- Training specific to the position, including: Presenter program overview
- Minimum 18 years old.