FAQ

How can I become a volunteer?

Fill out our online application form or contact Volunteer Services. Information will be provided about the opportunities in your area, and the application, screening and training process.

There’s no office in my community. Can I still volunteer?

In some regions, we have volunteer positions that engage volunteers in their own communities. Volunteers help us provide service in communities where we don’t have offices. Contact us.

I work / go to school full time. Can you accommodate my schedule?

Maybe. We have volunteer positions with flexible schedules, and some volunteers contribute hours during evenings and weekends. But positions based at a CNIB office can only be done during regular office hours. Contact Volunteer Services for information on opportunities in your community.

Do I have to make a long-term commitment?

Many of our opportunities ask for a six-month commitment. But we also need people for special events and short-term projects. Contact Volunteer Services to find out what needs to be done in your area.

Do I have to make a weekly commitment?

No. Some positions are weekly, but we also have opportunities with monthly and occasional commitments. Some positions are extremely flexible – you volunteer when it works for you.

Do I need to get a Police Record Check?

It depends on the position you apply for. Any position that includes contact with clients and/or confidential CNIB information will require a Police Record Check. You’ll get more information at the interview or orientation session.

I’m in high school. Can I volunteer? 

If you are 14 or older, yes. Students can help with special events, fundraising and administrative work during school breaks. Please contact Volunteer Services. Volunteers who work with clients or client information must be 19 and older.

I’m interested in volunteering, but I don’t know very much about CNIB and what you do.

All volunteers attend orientation and training. You will learn about what we do and the clients we serve. You’ll also learn about the impact of vision loss. All volunteers receive training specific to their placement.