Volunteer opportunities

Photographer/Videographer

Location details: Community Location

Toronto (GTA), Peel Region, York Region, Durham Region , Barrie, Simcoe/Muskoka, Sudbury, Thunder Bay, St. Catharines, Kitchener, Hamilton, Burlington, Stratford, London, Windsor, Ottawa, Kingston, Peterborough, etc.

Ideal for: Individual, Youth, Student Placements

Want to be involved in storytelling in pictures or videos?

We are currently seeking a volunteer photographer and/or videographer who has the capacity to donate their time to the CNIB Foundation throughout the year.


Provide professional-grade images of:

  • People who are blind or partially sighted participating in community outings and CNIB Foundation programming/activities;
  • Profile pictures of participants to accompany stories;
  • Philanthropy (Fundraising) events;
  • Community Events & Conferences;
  • and volunteers at work;

Peer Support Facilitator - Ontario

Location details: Community Location

Toronto (GTA), Peel Region, York Region, Durham Region, Barrie, Simcoe/Muskoka, Sudbury, Thunder Bay, Ottawa, Belleville.

Ideal for: Individual

Peer Support group volunteers help to facilitate meetings that are outlined by CNIB and the participants. The meetings are a place for the participants to get information on different topics that relate to sight loss. The volunteer is responsible for making sure the group stays on task and working with the CNIB staff person to get the meeting info and speakers. 
The volunteers do not need to have any experience with vision loss but it can be helpful. 

Responsibilities & Tasks:

  • Attend and lead meetings once or twice a month depending on your location
  • Determine topics of discussion with client and program lead input
  • When a client needs more support, service, counseling or information than you are able to give, refer them to staff

Technology Volunteers - Ontario East

Volunteers needed in various locations:

  • Brockville
  • Belleville
  • Kingston
  • Ottawa
  • Peterborough

 

Ideal for: Individual, Youth, Student Placements

We are launching exciting initiatives for the Accessible Technology programs in eastern Ontario which include technology workshops, trainings, vendor demos and the start of our tech hub where people can come touch and play with technology on display. We also need volunteers to help provide one to one coaching sessions helping participants use their smartphones and tablets.

CNIB Ambassador - Ontario

Location details: Community Location

Toronto (GTA), Peel Region, York Region, Durham Region, Barrie, Simcoe/Muskoka, Sudbury, Thunder Bay,  Ottawa, Brockville, Belleville.

Ideal for: Individual, Youth, Corporate, Groups, Student Placements, all

Contribute to increasing knowledge by educating the public about vision health, living with vision loss and CNIB programs and services; enabling Canadians impacted by blindness to live the lives they choose.

CNIB Ambassadors:

  • Represent CNIB to the general public and specific audiences including community groups, corporations, schools, seniors’ centres, and vision health professionals
  • Some Ambassadors may receive training and requests to give media interviews
  • Share your personal experience with vision loss and CNIB’s role in your journey
  • Depending on need, other tasks may include setting up displays and demonstrating technical aids

Vision Mate - Ontario

Location details: Community Location

Community Locations across the province! CNIB has individuals waiting for a volunteer in all areas of our region.  We will work with you to find a match that is convenient for you.

Ideal for: Individual, Corporate, Student Placements

Vision Mates provide regular, one-to-one assistance and companionship for a person who is blind or partially sighted. Matches are made with someone who lives close to your home, school or work. You visit once a week for a couple of hours to assist with four main tasks: reading, errands (like groceries and shopping), going for walks, and socializing.

Recreation Assistant - Ontario

Location details: Community Location

Toronto (GTA), Peel Region, York Region, Durham Region, Barrie, Simcoe/Muskoka, Sudbury, Thunder Bay,  Ottawa, Kingston. 

Ideal for: Individual, Youth, Groups, Student Placements

The CNIB Foundation hosts a variety of recreation programs for people who are blind or partially sighted. Recreation assistants provide sighted assistance and support for a program. 

Volunteers assist with setup and teardown, work with group leads to track attendance, promote programs and connect with participants. 

    Driver and guide - Ontario

    Location details: Community Location

    Toronto (GTA), Peel Region, York Region, Durham Region, Barrie, Simcoe/Muskoka, Sudbury, Thunder Bay,  Ottawa.

     

    Ideal for: Individual, Corporate, Groups, all

    Provide community-based support by driving volunteer ambassadors or advocates who are blind or partially sighted.