Cause Areas

When

Fri Oct 28, 2016 09:00 AM - Sat Dec 31, 2016 08:00 PM

Where

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


About

Volunteer Interviewers Needed

Interested in supporting Guiding Eyes and learning about the impact that guide dogs have on people who are blind and visually impaired ?

Guiding Eyes for the Blind has a need for volunteer interviewers to assist us with a longitudinal study - The Personal and Economic Benefits of a Guide Dog - by interviewing graduates of our school

The volunteer interviewer is provided with a pre-selected list of graduates willing to participate in our survey and interviews the participant by phone. He/she asks questions and enters the answers online for the person who is blind - the interviewee. The survey questions are provided on a Survey Monkey tool.

Interviewees have been alerted to our intent to gather longitudinal data. Many already participated in a 2011 Survey, very similar to the Longitudinal Survey in questions asked and duration. Most likely, two calls will be made; the first call to the graduate is to set up a time/day for the interview; then, a follow up call made according to the arranged time. The Survey is expected to take 30-40 minutes. Some graduates prefer weekends or evenings for the survey call, if they work full time or attend school.

Volunteer Interviewers should have a pleasant and well understood speaking/telephone voice; a positive attitude; excellent communication skills; some basic computer skills; must enjoy speaking with people; and those with past phone experience are encouraged to apply.

This is a virtual volunteer opportunity which can be performed in your own home or workplace and at mutually convenient time for interviewer/interviewee. Feel free to circulate this volunteer opportunity along to anyone you think may be interested.

For more information contact Vikki Iwanicki, Manager of Volunteer Programs at viwanicki@guidingeyes.org or 845 230 6412.

Skills

  • Research
  • Verbal / Written Communication

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Orientation or Training
  • 30 - 40 minutes per interview per graduate
  • Great interpersonal communication skills with sensitivity
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