Impact

From our clients:

"Once again, the volunteers were wonderful - the best thing about the event! They have an amazing way of knowing what we need before we even ask for help. They are so kind, and they always seem to be having fun too."

"I can't say enough about the wonderful young man who volunteers with me. R is so mature and thoughtful and kind. He makes such a tremendous difference for me in just a couple of hours a week. You have no idea what he means to me. Thank you."

"I've had 5 or 6 vision mates over the last 10 years and every single one of them has been amazing. They are always respectful, committed and kind. And it's so interesting to get to know them! These volunteers have made a huge impact in my life and I'm so very grateful to them for giving of their time so generously. I don't know what I'd do without them!"

"I just want to let you know how much my dad loves his new volunteer. He's not grumpy all the time now! He so looks forward to D's visits, and talks about them for the whole week afterward. Everyone else in the care home is quite jealous. Thank you."

From our volunteers:

"I'm very much enjoying my time with G. In retrospect I came into this position looking for a new experience and to try and help someone out. I've done this, but more importantly I've come out making a friend. This has made my experience with CNIB so much richer."

"I look forward to seeing her every week. It is like going to visit my grandmother."

"Everything is going great. I love E, she's really nice and fun. We are doing crossword puzzles and sometimes I play the piano for her and her friends. In fact, I might arrange some other time to go and play for the people there because it seems like they really enjoy it. I just wanted to thank you for finding me a great match."

"Everything is going fine with J. I can't believe it's been over a year. It felt like just yesterday I walked into her door and introduced myself. Anyhow, it's been a great year and I still continue to meet with her on a weekly basis. I help her with reading her mail, writing out recipes, putting together scrap books, and we also enjoy a cup of tea here and there."