Be a Vision Mate for a person who is blind or partially sighted

    The Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) is looking for volunteers to be part of our Vision Mate Program in the St. Albert / Sturgeon County areas. This program provides one-on-one sighted volunteer assistance and companionship to people in your community who are blind or partially sighted. You are paired for activities that can include reading, friendly visiting, walking, art or creative activities, shopping, and so many more.

    If you are someone who is looking to make that one-on-one connection and help someone within your community, this might be the opportunity for you. We look for volunteers who are friendly, positive, empathetic, responsible, and comfortable working with individuals with vision loss.

    Being a Vision Mate is a very flexible opportunity as we determine your schedule based on your availability along with the individual you are partnered with. We do ask for a minimum 6-month commitment for this role. Volunteers for this position must be 14 or older.

    To learn more about becoming a Vision Mate please visit or fill out our Volunteer Interest Form at

    If you have additional questions please email

    • Black Facebook Icon
    • Black Twitter Icon