Founded in 1918, CNIB is one of Canada’s oldest and most respected charities. For 99 years, the organization has been Canada’s primary source of support for people who are blind or partially sighted, providing crucial vision loss rehabilitation services to thousands of Canadians each day.
With a dedicated team of approximately 700 staff members and thousands of volunteers across the country, CNIB is proud to be there, every step of the way, for people who are blind or partially sighted and their families, from the crucial early childhood years through adulthood and into the autumn of life. We also work diligently to increase public understanding of vision health, and to advocate proudly for an inclusive society where no citizen is left behind, regardless of vision loss.
CNIB has ambitious goals for the future. Through our new strategic plan, CNIB is working to ensure that every Canadian who is blind or partially sighted has access to the full range of services they need to increase their independence and have more control over their own lives.
For more information, please visit or call 1-800-563-2642.

Date:  February 2, 2018


Job Title:  Program Coordinator, Volunteer Engagement


Term:  Permanent, Part-Time (28 hours/week)


Location:  Calgary, AB



The Program Coordinator, Volunteer Engagement will work to create and promote a culture of volunteerism, where volunteers are appreciated and utilized in all areas of the organization.

Essential Duties entail (but not limited to):

  • Actively recruits, screens, interviews, hires, matches to assignments, and cultivates volunteers in order to meet the region’s needs.
  • Provides orientation & training to all volunteers.
  • Provides training and direct supervision to volunteers when applicable, e.g. Vision Mates and Peer Support. 
  • Collaborates with relevant staff to prepare and update volunteer job profiles, competencies, goals and tasks in accordance with identified needs.
  • Manages and keeps up to date the volunteer database.
  • Implements a volunteer recognition and stewardship program.
  • Coordinates the Peer Support and Vision Mate Programs.
  • Speaks at public and private meetings representing the CNIB as required.
  • Provide ongoing reporting on program outcomes.
  • Evaluates effectiveness of the program on an ongoing basis.
  • Meets identified needs for volunteer support.
  • Supports Program Lead as directed.

Qualifications: (Education, Training, Experience):

Knowledge and Skill Requirements:
  • Excellent oral and written communication and public speaking skills.
  • Detail oriented with excellent multi-project, time management, and computer skills.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office software and database management.
  • Creative and innovative problem solving skills.
Experience and Education:
  • Post-secondary education in related field such as business, administration, non-profit management or equivalent experience
  • Personal history of volunteerism
  • Volunteer Management Certificate from accredited program would be an asset.
  • Membership in VMPC or similar regional professional association an asset.
  • Knowledge of vision loss/impairment would be an asset.
Work Environment:
  • Willingness to work flexible hours
  • Occasional travel will be required.

Closing Date for ApplicationsFebruary 16, 2018

Please Send the Application To: and quote the job title in the subject line
Please send cover letter and resume, and mention how you learned of this position.
CNIB strives to establish and maintain an inclusive workplace and believes that the diversity of our workforce is an invaluable asset. CNIB is committed to following recruitment and selection practices based on merit, transparency, accessibility and inclusion ensuring that all candidates are given a fair opportunity for employment with CNIB.
To help ensure that this commitment is met, CNIB is committed to working with all candidates that require an accommodation. If you require an accommodation, please state in your cover letter what accommodation you require and CNIB will work with you to meet your needs at every stage of the recruitment and selection process.
We thank all applicants for their interest in CNIB, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.