Sighted guide: walking group

Opening date
Ideal for
Individual
Time Details
  • Monday: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.  
  • One hour weekly or bi-weekly  
  • Make a volunteer commitment of six months or more 
Location

Meet at CNIB Winnipeg, 1080 Portage Ave.

Position Description
  • Guide clients on neighbourhood group walks. 
  • Provide one-on-one support.  
  • Ensure all clients remain part of the group. 
  • Identify and assess environmental risks and bring these to the group leader’s attention. Ensure all participants are safe. 
  • Provide clear, concise directions or descriptions.  
  • Take direction from group leader.  
  • Take part in conversations. 
  • Be alert for changes in a client's demeanor or physical abilities and report as necessary. 
Benefit of position
  • Provide sighted assistance while promoting independence and exercise.  
  • Enhance and increase social opportunities, independence and confidence for our clients. Some programs may also increase physical fitness levels.   
Qualities, Skills and Training
  • Minimum 18 years old 
  • Physically fit and able to walk for an hour at an average pace. 
  • Strong verbal communication skills 
  • Patient, friendly and empathetic 
  • Reliable, punctual, organized and able to work with minimal supervision 
  • Friendly, outgoing and you enjoy meeting new people 
  • Be able to arrive independently at our starting point:  
    • CNIB office 1080 Portage Ave. in late spring, summer and fall  
    • Polo Park Shopping Centre in winter and early spring 
  • Orientation, including learning about CNIB, the people we help, vision loss and about volunteering with us. 
  • Route information provided by the group coordinator  
  • Sighted guide training provided 
Position Commitment
Long Term
Application and contact information

If you are interested in this position, you can apply to join our team today by using our online application form.

For more information, please contact Joanne Fabian, Program Lead, Peer Support and Leisure, joanne.fabian@cnib.ca or (204) 789-0954.