A woman holding a basket holds up an apple for a woman with vision loss to check out.

Vision mate

Opening date
Ideal for
Individual
Student Placements
Time Details

2 hours a week, flexible times

Location

Throughout Nova Scotia

Location Details
Community Location
Position Description

Living without sight can be challenging and sometimes it’s easier to have a friend help with daily sighted tasks. Our Vision Mate program matches volunteers with people with vision loss to help one-on-one for a couple of hours a week. You’ll help with activities like reading, organizing, running errands or going for walks. Activities are mutually agreed upon, based on your match's needs. Volunteers do not clean, cook, provide personal care or counselling. 

To see a match in action, watch this video.

Qualities, Skills and Training
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision 
  • Trustworthy, dependable, compassionate and flexible, with good communication skills 
  • Experience with seniors an asset 
  • Minimum 18 years old 
  • Flexible schedule with a minimum six-month commitment 
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.

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