[Nfbmdtlc-chapter] VRCBVI Seeking Blind Mentors for LIFE 2015

Ashman, Daniel (DBVI) Daniel.Ashman at dbvi.virginia.gov
Sat Jan 24 10:02:40 UTC 2015

Seeking: Blind Mentors for 2015 LIFE Program
Are you ready to be an agent of change with the 
blind and vision impaired youth of Virginia?

The Virginia Rehabilitation Center for the Blind 
and Vision Impaired (VRCBVI) is seeking three 
blind college students or young professionals to 
be mentors for our 2015 Learning Independence, 
Feeling Empowered (LIFE) Program. Mentors will 
work alongside our instructional staff in areas 
which may include but are not limited to: 
Braille, Cooking Skills, Access Technology, and 
College 101 as well as during after-hours 
confidence building activities. If you are 
enthusiastic about giving back to the next 
generation of blind and vision impaired youth and 
you want to have fun while working, then being a 
mentor in the 2015 LIFE Program is the place for 
you. It is highly encouraged for mentors to be 
available the weeks of June 14-July 12, 2015 for 
training and orientation to the VRCBVI. The 2015 
LIFE Program will take place July 12-August 14, 
2015 on the campus of VRCBVI in Richmond, Virginia.

LIFE is a five week residential summer program 
for high school-aged blind and vision impaired 
youth  who want to learn the skills of blindness, 
participate in a college preparation or career 
exploration program, develop a positive attitude 
about blindness, and have fun while getting to know their blind peers.

Ideally mentoring candidates will possess:
·         Excellent blindness skills specifically 
the ability to travel independently using a long white cane or dog guide
·         Be available from June 14-August 14, 2015
·         Be able to work 40 hours a week which includes evenings and weekends
·         Be able to communicate effectively with co-workers and supervisor
·         Possess maturity and patience, and the 
ability to work as part of a team
·         Enjoy teaching and have an enthusiastic sense of adventure
·         Ability to live in the dorm apartments on the VRCBVI campus

·         Pass a background check

Rate of pay: $9.00 an hour plus room and board

To learn more contact 804-371-3339 or if 
interested submit the following to Daniel Ashman 
by mail, 401 Azalea Avenue, Richmond, VA 23227 or 
by email to 
<mailto:daniel.ashman at dbvi.virginia.gov>daniel.ashman at dbvi.virginia.gov:
·         Cover Letter
·         Resume
·         Three professional references

·         500 word essay explaining why you would 
be the best candidate for the position and the 
role mentoring has played in your success

All applications must be received by no later than March 31, 2015

Daniel J. Ashman
Activities and Special Projects Coordinator
Virginia Rehabilitation Center for the Blind & Vision Impaired
401 Azalea Avenue
Richmond, Virginia 23227
Phone: 804.371.3339
Email: <mailto:amy.phelps at dbvi.virginia.gov>daniel.ashman at dbvi.virginia.gov
Twitter: <https://twitter.com/VRCBVI_Cares>@VRCBVI_Strong
Facebook: <https://www.facebook.com/VDBVI>VDBVI
Worldwide Web: <http://www.vrcbvi.org>http://www.vrcbvi.org

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