Volunteer opportunities

CNIB Holiday Gift Wrap Kiosk

Location details: Community Location

Pickering Town Centre

1355 Kingston Road, Pickering


Ideal for: Individual, Youth, Corporate, Groups, Student Placements, all

Perfect the art of the ribbon curl, meet new people and give back to your community during the holiday season!  

The volunteer-led program operates from December 1 through December 24 at the Pickering Town Centre during regular shopping hours. 

All proceeds from the CNIB Holiday Gift Wrap directly benefit CNIB Foundation programs and services in your community. The Pickering Town Centre generously provides the location and enough gift-wrapping materials to make even the North Pole envious!


Peer Support Facilitator

Location details: Community Location

Communities across Ontario. 

Toronto (GTA), Barrie, Simcoe/Muskoka, Sudbury, Welland, St. Catharines, Kitchener, Hamilton, Burlington, London, Windsor, Ottawa, Kingston, Peterborough.

Ideal for: Individual

Peer Support group volunteers help to facilitate meetings that are outlined by CNIB and the participants. The meetings are a place for the participants to get information on different topics that relate to sight loss. The volunteer is responsible for making sure the group stays on task and working with the CNIB staff person to get the meeting info and speakers. 
The volunteers do not need to have any experience with vision loss but it can be helpful. 

Responsibilities & Tasks:

  • Attend and lead meetings once or twice a month depending on your location
  • Determine topics of discussion with client and program lead input
  • When a client needs more support, service, counseling or information than you are able to give, refer them to staff

CNIB Ambassador

Location details: Community Location

Training will be from a CNIB location close to you!  Ambassador speaking opportunities occur across the region.

Ideal for: Individual, Youth, Corporate, Groups, Student Placements, all

Contribute to increasing knowledge by educating the public about vision health, living with vision loss and CNIB programs and services; enabling Canadians impacted by blindness to live the lives they choose.

CNIB Ambassadors:

  • Represent CNIB to the general public and specific audiences including community groups, corporations, schools, seniors’ centres, and vision health professionals
  • Some Ambassadors may receive training and requests to give media interviews
  • Share your personal experience with vision loss and CNIB’s role in your journey
  • Depending on need, other tasks may include setting up displays and demonstrating technical aids

Driver and guide for ambassadors and advocates

Location details: Community Location
Ideal for: Individual

Provide community-based support by driving volunteer ambassadors and advocates who are blind or partially sighted while travelling on CNIB business.

Hub Master

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.


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.

Vision Mate

Location details: Community Location

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, Youth, Corporate, Groups, all

Vision Mate provide community-based support through one-on-one sighted assistance and companionship for a person who is blind or partially sighted.

Responsibilities & Tasks:

  • Regularly visit a client in his/her home or other suitable environments at a mutually convenient time
  • Activities are determined by client need and mutually agreed upon
  • Approved activities are: reading, organizing, walking, assisting with errands or outings, and friendly visiting