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Recreation assistant

Opening date
Ideal for
Student Placements
Time Details

Dependent on program

Location Details
Community Location
Position Description

CNIB hosts a variety of recreation programs for people with vision loss. Recreation assistants provide sighted assistance and support for one of these programs, including:

The Knitting Club (Weekly, switching between afternoons and evenings):

  • greet members; guide as needed
  • help teach knitting; identify missed stitches
  • help choose yarn and find designs

The Walking Club (Tuesdays at 11 a.m.):

  • provide sighted guide during one hour walks

The Audio Book Club (Monthly, evening):

  • listen to the audio book
  • help lead discussions over the phone

Monthly Socials

Designed for individuals who are blind or partially sighted to connect with each other in local community centres, our Monthly Socials provide participants the opportunity to learn from their peers and guest speakers on a variety of topics. They currently take place in Halifax, Sydney, New Glasgow, and Bridgewater. Volunteers involved with this event would help by greeting people at the door and being available to provide sighted assistance during the meetings.

Qualities, Skills and Training
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision 
  • Trustworthy, dependable, compassionate and flexible, with good communication skills 
  • Minimum 16 years old 
Position Commitment
Short Term
Application and contact information

If you are interested in this position, you can apply to join our team today by using our online application form.

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