Volunteer Your Time

Our value statement on Volunteerism:

CNIB Volunteers are a respected and integral part of the team, working together towards a common goal: to enrich and enhance the lives of Canadians who are blind or partially sighted.

Sharing their time and a wealth of knowledge, skills and abilities, volunteers are meaningfully engaged in leadership, client support, advocacy, public education, philanthropy and administration.

We recognize and embrace the contributions and impact of our volunteers.

Our flagship volunteer program is the Vision Mate program. Vision Mates provide one-on-one sighted assistance to people in their communities who are blind or partially sighted. To find out more, watch this short clip.​​

In 2014, we conducted a national volunteer satisfaction survey. Overall, 93% of survey respondents were satisfied with their volunteer experience. For more results, read the summary report and recommendations.

Browse through our site to find out why and how to become a volunteer. Or, if you can't wait to get started - fill out an online application form today!

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​Experience the incredible rewards of being part of a team and making a direct difference in the lives of others.​

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​Meet some of our outstanding volunteers and find out why they’re so passionate about working with CNIB. ​

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​Find out what you need to do to become a CNIB volunteer – we’ve got a position for everyone. ​

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​Browse some of the diverse volunteering roles we offer from coast to coast.​

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Get in touch

​Contact us to learn more and join the CNIB volunteer team today.​

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Volunteering FAQs

​Got questions about volunteering with CNIB? We’ve got answers.​

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Sign up to volunteer today!

Join the thousands of Canadians who make up our passionate volunteer team, and help make a lasting difference in the lives of people with vision loss!

Apply online now

Who you're helping

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From children to seniors to adults, your support is changing the lives of real Canadians, each and every day.

Meet some of the people we serve