Volunteer opportunities

Tech Mate

Location details: Community Location

 

Community Locations across the province! CNIB has individuals waiting for a volunteer in all areas of our region.  We will work with you to find a match that is convenient for you.

Ideal for: Individual, Corporate, Groups

Volunteers help unleash the power of technology to ensure people with sight loss have the skills and tools to connect with the outside world. Tech volunteers work with participants to nurture the necessary skills to use a range of mainstream technology, including smartphones and mobile apps. You don’t need to be tech savvy to get involved!

In this role, you'll:

  • help people set up new devices and/or troubleshoot any tech issues;
  • teach participants how to use and navigate various mobile apps (ex: Uber, Google Maps, Facebook, Twitter)
  • share tech skills by leading or supporting technology workshops in a supportive environment;
  • provide one-on-one support to people in your community.

Leisure Mate

Location details: Community Location

Community Locations across the province! CNIB has individuals waiting for a volunteer in all areas of our region.  We will work with you to find a match that is convenient for you.

Ideal for: Individual, Corporate, Groups

If you are friendly, reliable and have an interest in health, fitness, the arts and fun, then this is the opportunity for you! As a Leisure Mate, you'll act as a sighted guide to provide support either as part of a larger group or on a one-on-one basis.

Share your passion with someone with sight loss! Activities will be based on your skillset. Fitness activities might include running, cycling, or gym-based support. Leisure activities could be museum outings, theatre adventures, social activities, crafting projects or an activity of your choosing.     

Braille Transcriber Volunteer

Location details: Office

CNIB Foundation,1929 Bayview Ave., Toronto ON M4G 3E8

Ideal for: Individual

The Volunteer Braille Transcribers produce high quality Braille documents to support CNIB and its clients. To become a Volunteer Transcriber, the applicant must complete the 8-month Braille Transcription course offered by CNIB (at no cost). This course will require a commitment of 15 hours per week to complete classes and assignments. This intensive course leads to certification in UEB, qualifying a person to transcribe English print materials into contracted braille. 

Vision Mate

Location details: Community Location

Community Locations across the province! CNIB has individuals waiting for a volunteer in all areas of our region.  We will work with you to find a match that is convenient for you.

Ideal for: Individual, Corporate, Student Placements

Vision Mates provide regular, one-to-one assistance and companionship for a person who is blind or partially sighted. Matches are made with someone who lives close to your home, school or work. You visit once a week for a couple of hours to assist with four main tasks: reading, errands (like groceries and shopping), going for walks, and socializing.

Shop CNIB - Mississauga

Location details: Office

Mississauga, Ontario. 50 Burnhamthorpe Rd. W, Suite 421, Mississauga.

Ideal for: Individual, Youth

Oversee all aspects of operating the CNIB store in various community hubs in the region, including customer service, inventory, communicating with internal stakeholders and external vendors. Work closely with other CNIB shops to assist in customer service, inventory and stocking.

Hub Master - Toronto

Location details: Office

CNIB GTA Community Hub, 1525 Yonge Street. Toronto.

Ideal for: Individual, Youth, Student Placements

Administrative coordinator at local CNIB community hub.  Be the first point of contact for guests visiting the Hub, providing information, orientation and support.