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

The Blind Foundation Peer Mentoring Programme is being offered in three locations Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch

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. Please register your interest by emailing the contact person below.

Mentoring Programme Venue and Dates:

Auckland: Friday September 8th – Sunday September 10th (residential), contact Kelly O’Donnell  by emailing kodonnell@blindfoundation.org.nz or phone 0800 24 33 33 before 31st July 2017.

Wellington:  Friday September 22nd (evening) Saturday 23rd, Sunday 24th September contact Felicity Hutcheson by emailing fhutcheson@blindfoundation.org.nz or phone 04 380 2145 before 31st July 2017.

Christchurch:  August 18th-20th (Fri evening to Sunday)contact Heather McGill by emailing hmcgill@blindfoundation.org.nz or phone 03 375 4327 before July 7th 2017.