Volunteer Opportunities

There are many incredible opportunities to get involved with CNIB throughout New Brunswick. Please check back regularly as new opportunities will be posted as they become available!

To learn more about any of our opportunities, contact Christine Kennedy-Babineau, Coordinator of Volunteer Services.

To apply, complete our easy online volunteer application

Client Support Volunteers

Imagine losing some or all of your vision. How would you tackle daily tasks? Having someone to provide sighted assistance can make all the difference! CNIB invites you to make a difference in the life of someone who is blind or partially sighted by offering them direct support.

Vision Mate (2 hours/weekly; Starting ASAP) :

Provide regular social interaction and companionship to people who are blind or partially sighted; help with everyday activities like reading mail, organizing, going for walks, and running errands

DAISY Book Club Leader (2 hours/weekly; Starting ASAP):

Organize and facilitate an audiobook club in your neighborhood

Community Volunteers

Outreach in the community is paramount to the success of CNIB. The more people who know about our free services, the more people CNIB can help! There are many opportunities for volunteers to help spread the word!

Ambassador (On-Call; Starting ASAP in all NB Communities):

Ambassador tell their story of living with vision loss at speaking engagements to community and business groups, professional organizations, seniors associations, and the media. Ambassadors must be comfortable with public speaking and must already have a relationship with CNIB, whether as a client, a family member or friend of a client, or a volunteer in a different role.

Event Team Member/Fundraiser (On-Call; Starting ASAP in Moncton, Fredericton, & Saint John ):

Provide assistance as needed prior to and during events, including holiday parties, lunches, teas, open houses, fundraisers, or any occasion to welcome clients to the CNIB Centre. We are also interested in hearing about your third-party fundraising ideas !

Community Engagement Volunteer (On-Call; Starting ASAP in all NB Communities):

Help where you can in your community; have BBQs to raise money or bring clients together for social events

Office Volunteers

CNIB is looking for professional volunteers with computer, communication, and various other skills to provide assistance to CNIB staff and clients at our CNIB office.

Administrative Assistant (3 hours/weekly; Starting September 2013 in Moncton, Fredericton, & Saint John ):

Help out across every department including registration, fund development, volunteer coordination, counseling, and sales at the CNIB office

Phone Volunteers

CNIB could use your help to reach out to people who are blind or partially sighted. This is an excellent opportunity to build professional skills, while directly helping people with vision loss. Volunteers must have a great telephone manner, a professional demeanor and a comfort working with computers.

Evaluation Caller (3 hours/weekly; Starting ASAP in Moncton, Fredericton, & Saint John ):

Survey clients who have recently received a CNIB service, which may include participation in the Adjustment to Vision Loss group, to gather their feedback and suggestions for improvement.