Volunteer Opportunities

We're always recruiting, although vacancies vary by community. Check out our most popular volunteer roles listed below, and then fill out a volunteer application or call 1-800-563-2642 to find out how you can help in your community!

Prefer a direct link to your local Coordinator, Volunteer Services? Find it here.

On-going Opportunities
Event Opportunities

On-going Opportunities in Ontario


Assist staff with administrative duties including filing, computer work, mailings and other special projects.


Advocacy is persuading a person with influence, the public, businesses, organizations or governments to change their attitudes, policies and/or practices around an issue. In collaboration with our advocates who are blind or partially sighted and the wider community, we advocate collectively to advance key issues and break down barriers to accessibility. Become part of a network of active volunteers and create positive change for individuals who are blind or partially sighted. We'll be making society a more accessible place together, and we will have fun doing it!

Find out what's involved by taking a look at our Advocate position description. If you have any further questions, feel free to email advocacy@cnib.ca for more information.

You can also subscribe to our Ontario advocacy e-newsletter, Equalize.


Provide information to the public and represent CNIB at a variety of functions, displays and events. You enjoy public speaking, have experienced vision loss, are close to someone who lives with vision loss, or are a supporter of CNIB and familiar with our life-changing programs and services. Flexible hours.

Fundraising/Special Events Volunteers:

You can be involved in a variety of short-term projects throughout the year. Volunteers assist with event planning and preparation, and help out the day of the event.

Library Volunteers

Produce Braille or audio books at our national library in Toronto. Click here for more information on volunteering at the library.

Shop CNIB:

Provide sales and/or inventory assistance to customers shopping for products to assist with everyday living. From magnifiers to talking watches, our shops are full of high and low-tech devices to help people who are blind or partially sighted. All shifts are weekdays, during the day.

Vision Mate:

Provide sighted assistance to a person who is blind or partially sighted. Activities may include reading, computer assistance, shopping, recreation assistance, community access, going for walks and friendly visiting. Vision Mates volunteer in their own neighbourhood, on days and times that are convenient for them (including evenings and weekends).

Contact us!

This list includes our most popular volunteer roles.  Contact your local Coordinator or call 1-800-563-2642 to find out how you can help in your community. 

Fill out your volunteer application today!

Event Opportunities

Dining in the Dark Thunder Bay:

On March 2, we are hosting the 3rd annual Dining in the Dark in support of CNIB Thunder Bay! Join us for an unforgettable evening of great food and entertainment with friends, family and community members. Funds raised will support CNIB’s programs and services that help community members who are blind or partially sighted develop the confidence, skills and opportunities they need to live independently and fully participate in life.

If you’d like to join the committee, sell tickets, seek sponsorship, collect prizes, help out the night of or share your story with vision loss, contact Tanis Boardman at 807-345-3341 ext. 5460.