Volunteer

By joining the CNIB volunteer team, you will help empower Canadians who are blind or partially sighted to have the confidence, skills and opportunities to fully participate in life.

Volunteer opportunities vary across Ontario, but all of our volunteers are engaged in meaningful and rewarding work that meets the needs of their local community.

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Volunteer Information Sessions and Contacts

We invite you to get involved with CNIB in your community, and help provide life-changing support to people who are blind or partially sighted, right in your backyard. Join us for a CNIB Volunteer Information Session to learn more. Sessions provide an overview of the Foundation and the volunteer opportunities available, as well as information that will assist your work as a CNIB volunteer.
 

East Region

Volunteer information sessions in the East Region are scheduled for:
  • Friday, September 15, 2017 at 11:00 am
    • 159 King Street, Suite #208, Peterborough, ON K9J 2R8
  • Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 5:00 pm
    • 826 Princess Street, Kingston, ON K7L 1G3
  • Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 2:00 pm
    • 1000 Island Mall, Brockville, ON K6V 3G9
  • Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 2:00 pm
    • 157 Elgin Street, Cobourg, ON K9A 4K2
To register for any of these sessions, please contact tracy.holland@cnib.ca.

If you would like to learn more about volunteering in Belleville, Cornwall, Kingston, Ottawa or Peterborough, please contact:


Greater Toronto Area

Volunteer information sessions in the Greater Toronto Area are scheduled for:
  • Tuesday June 27 - 1525 Yonge Street, 6 – 8pm
Directions to 1929 Bayview Avenue, Toronto

Arriving by car: The CNIB offices are located on the east side of Bayview Ave, three blocks north of Eglinton Ave. There is free parking on site.

Arriving by TTC: From the Davisville Subway Station take the Bayview #11 bus three blocks north of Eglinton Ave. There is a stop directly in front of the CNIB.

Directions to 1525 Yonge Street, Toronto

Arriving by car: The CNIB GTA Foundation hub is located on the east side of Yonge St. two blocks north of St. Clair Ave.

Arriving by TTC: From the St. Clair Subway Station walk north on Yonge St to 1525 Yonge St. We are just south of Heath St.

For more information or to RSVP, please contact April.Assenza@cnib.ca, 416-486-2500 ext. 7293.


North Region

If you would like to learn more about volunteering in CNIB's North Region or to attend a CNIB Orientation Session, please contact the CNIB staff member in your area.

Simcoe-Muskoka (Barrie)
Sherri.Helsdingen@cnib.ca, 705-728-3352 ext. 5289

Northeast (Sudbury)
Rose.Jobin-White@cnib.ca, 705-675-2468 ext. 5418

Northwest (Thunder Bay)
Kelly.Rooney@cnib.ca, 807-345-3341 ext. 5460

Lake Joseph Centre
LakeJoe@cnib.ca, 705-375-2630
 
Medical Mobile Eye Care Unit (Sudbury)
Lisa.O'Bonsawin@cnib.ca, 705-675-2468 ext. 5446


West Region

If you would like to learn more about volunteering Brantford, Hamilton, Kitchener, London, St. Catharines or Windsor, please contact:

Cathie.Mason@cnib.ca, 905 688-0022 ext. 5301