We are in the process of rolling out a pilot Blind Foundation Peer Mentoring Programme in the Christchurch area.

We would like to invite Blind Foundation clients to apply to become a Peer Mentor.

The purpose of the Peer Mentoring programme is for those who have a lived experience of low vision or blindness to share their experiences and skills with others. Mentors and mentees would meet on a regular basis and work together on goals set by the mentee. Mentoring relationships could be focused on any number of areas relating to personal growth and development. From accepting the need to use a cane, negotiating the work place or hosting a dinner party.

As a Blind Foundation client do you….

  • Have skills and experience that you would like to share with others?
  • Consider yourself to be someone who is motivated, empathetic and self-aware?
  • Enjoy getting the best out of other people?
  • Have time to commit to training and supervision?

We would like to hear from you

Mentors will be selected through an application process, training programme and matching process. Further information and an application form will be sent to those who register their interest with Heather McGill by emailing hmcgill@blindfoundation.org.nz or phone 03 375 4327 by Monday 30 May 2016.