Volunteer opportunities

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

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

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.

Driver and guide

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, Corporate, Groups, all

 

  • Drive staff and volunteers with vision loss, provide support and orientation at their destination