Volunteer York Region

Vision Mate Volunteer

February 26, 2019
Client's home
Suitable for OSSD?
Police Check
Minimum Age
Maximum Age
Contact Name
Filomena DiRuscio
Contact Title
Program Lead
Contact Phone


CNIB's flagship initiative for home-based support is the Vision Mate program

  • Volunteers provide one-on-one sighted assistance and companionship for a person who has sight loss
  • Activities include: reading, organizing, walking, assisting with errands or outings, social visiting
  • Vision Mates usually visit a community member with sight loss for one or two hours a week, in the individual’s home or another suitable environment, at a mutually convenient time


  • For some people with sight loss, day-to-day activities, such as reading the mail or running a quick errand, can be difficult or even impossible. Too many try not to burden their families and experience daily feelings of isolation and loneliness, as a result
  • Giving back to the community making a direct impact on someone's life!
  • References for employment and school
  • Flexible hours, close to home, rewarding. By becoming a CNIB volunteer, you will help empower Canadians who are blind or partially sighted to have the confidence, skills and opportunities to fully participate in life
Only registered members can apply for jobs.

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