Become a Volunteer

By joining the CNIB volunteer team, you will help empower Canadians who are blind or partially sighted to have the confidence, skills and opportunities to fully participate in life.

Volunteer opportunities vary across Ontario, but all of our volunteers are engaged in meaningful and rewarding work that meets the needs of their local community.

How do you want to be involved?

Think about how much time you can contribute, how long you are able to commit, and what kind of volunteer engagement is the best fit for your skills, experience, and passion.

How you can help:

  • Provide administrative support

  • Work directly with people who are blind or partially sighted

  • Increase public awareness about CNIB and vision loss

  • Help raise money

  • Produce braille or audio books at our facilities in Toronto

  • Engage in leadership opportunities

You bring the passion! We’ll turn it into effective action.

Fast Track: Fill out our online application form today!

CNIB Volunteer Information Sessions

We invite you to get involved with CNIB in your community, and help provide life-changing support to people who are blind or partially sighted, right in your backyard. Join us for a CNIB Volunteer Information Session to learn about CNIB and how you can make a lasting difference in the lives of people with vision loss and their families.


CNIB East Region

Belleville Friday, November 18, 2016 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.  CNIB office – 470 Dundas Street East, The Bay View Mall, Unit #8, Bellville, ON.

To register, please contact Tracy Holland at 1-866-842-9071 ext. 5094.

Brockville Tuesday, November 1, 2016, 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.

To register, please contact Tracy Holland, 613-542-4975, ext. 5094.

Kingston Thursday, November 17, 2016, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

To register, please contact Tracy Holland, 613-542-4975, ext. 5094.

 

CNIB GTA Region

Durham, please visit the Durham Volunteer page.

Halton-Peel, Community Door/CNIB Reception, Suite 300, 50 Burnhamthorpe Road West, Mississauga

Reception for CNIB is provided by Community Door - please ask for CNIB. Community Door reception closes at 4 p.m. If you are attending an evening session, please find Suite 300 and look down the hallway to the west (right, if facing the door) and you will see a sign directing you. Suite 421 is one level up and in the same corridor as Suite 300, both are between the two towers. The hallway for the 400 suites is accessed from a small stairway/elevator located just before the 90 tower. 

Toronto (CNIB Centre, 1929 Bayview Ave, Toronto)

If you would like to learn more about volunteering at CNIB Toronto please attend a CNIB volunteer information session.

Sessions provide an overview of CNIB and the volunteer opportunities available, as well as information that will assist your work as a CNIB volunteer.

  • Wednesday March 8 - 1929 Bayview Ave
  • Tuesday April 18 - Location TBD
  • Wednesday May 30 - 1525 Yonge St
  • Tuesday June 27 - 1525 Yonge Street

Arriving by car: The CNIB offices are located on the east side of Bayview Ave, three blocks north of Eglinton Ave. There is free parking on site.

Arriving by TTC: From the Davisville Subway Station take the Bayview #11 bus three blocks north of Eglinton Ave. There is a stop directly in front of the CNIB.

To RSVP, please contact Leslie Deane at 416-486-2500 ext. 7652.​​​​


CNIB North Region

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with CNIB in the Northwestern Region. We rely heavily on Canadians from all walks of life to help CNIB spread awareness and raise funds to support people with vision loss in your community.

Volunteer positions needed in the Northwestern Ontario Region:

  • 10 Vision Mates needed in Thunder Bay
  • 1 Vision Mate needed in Sioux Lookout
  • 2 Vision Mates needed in Fort Francis
  • 1 Vision Mate needed in Eagle River
  • 1 Driver Guide in Thunder Bay for Tuesday afternoons in April and May

To apply, fill in the online application.

For more information on becoming a CNIB Vision Mate, please email Kelly Rooney at kelly.rooney@cnib.ca or call 807.345.3341 ext. 5460.


CNIB West Region

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with CNIB in the West Region. We rely heavily on Canadians from all walks of life to help CNIB spread awareness and raise funds to support people with vision loss in your community.

To apply, fill in the online application form.

Volunteer positions needed in the West Region:

  • 35 Vision Mates needed in Hamilton & Surrounding Areas
  • 15 Vision Mates needed in Brantford & Surrounding Areas
  • 8 Vision Mates needed in St Catharines & Niagara Areas.

For more information on becoming a CNIB Vision Mate, please email david.wallis@cnib.ca or phone 888-275-5332 ext. 5304.

  • 25 Vision Mates needed in London, Sarnia, Stratford and Woodstock area
  • 5 vision Mates needed in Windsor area
  • London office Reception/Store Volunteer needed for various 3 ½ hour shifts weekdays

For more information on these positions, please email pamela.blondin@cnib.ca or phone 1-800-265-4127 ext. 5183.


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