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Reception and Shop Assistant

Abbotsford, BC
A month ago
Position description:

CNIB is a registered charity, passionately providing community-based support, knowledge and a national voice to ensure Canadians who are blind or partially sighted have the confidence, skills and opportunities to fully participate in life.

In this role, volunteers will provide community-based support by assisting with reception and shop duties at our CNIB Fraser Valley office (7-2630 Bourquin Cres West, Abbotsford BC)

Duties will depend on local projects and priorities but may include:
- Welcome and direct people coming into the office
- Answer phone and redirect calls
- When a caller or visitor needs more information, support, service, or counseling than you are able to give, refer them to staff
- Assist with Shop sales and processing
- Other duties as required

We are looking for volunteers to cover morning and afternoon shifts on weekdays (9am - 12pm and 1-4:30pm). We ask for a minimum 6-month commitment to this role.


Excellent phone manner and customer service skills. Reliable, organized and able to work with minimal supervision.

Working knowledge of Microsoft Suite would be an asset.

Prior experience in a reception role is an asset, but not required. Training will be provided.

Volunteer skills:


Administration (Other)

Cashier, Sales, Merchandising

Data entry

Program, Office Assistance

Reception, Customer Service


Role is suitable for:




People with physical disabilities

Additional Information:

Be part of a dedicated and passionate staff and volunteer team working to further CNIB's mission.
A reference letter can be provided upon volunteering for a minimum of 3 months. Criminal Record check and reference checks are required for this role.

How to apply:

Please apply at

Contact person:

Alyasha Reid

Contact phone:

604-746-1192 x6076

Contact e-mail:

Volunteer Centre:


Cause Tags:

Disability Services

Community and Social Services