Volunteering in Sarnia-Lambton

VOLUNTEERING: A Great Way To Grow

Standardized Patient / Actor

The Actor Program is a program within the division Academic Excellence and Teaching Innovation, within the Centre for Simulation and Experiential Learning at Lambton College. A Standardized Participant (SP) is an individual who has a willingness to work with students and share their authentic experiences. Volunteers are not required to have a medical condition in order to participate. These volunteers provide faculty and students opportunities to teach, assess, and refine a variety of skills, including communication, interview, diagnostic, and clinical skills.

Students are beginning their learning and use interview skills to examine the health, social, and psychological aspects of a volunteer’s experience with health (either their own or if they have acted as a caregiver). Participants control the depth of information they provide and students, bound by the Health Professional’s Code of Ethics, must keep all video and print information in the strictest of confidence. The use of pseudonyms is required in any written work that the students submit to the supervising faculty.

The Actor Program is a fundamental resource for the curriculum. Our goal is to provide hands-on learning in controlled, simulated environments for our students. Working with standardized participants or SPs allows students to learn and explore a variety of techniques without causing harm.

Duties Include:

For high school students these activities can contribute towards the mandatory community service hours required for graduation.
Post-secondary students at institutions like Lambton College, volunteering can earn credits for their Co-Curricular Record (CCR).

Camp Food Nation Volunteer

We are currently looking for volunteers for Camp Food Nation

Camp Food Nation is run out of Forest ON. It is a Summer Camp that has cooking included.

Kids 6+ will learn:

-Basic Cooking Skills

-Kitchen Safety

-Social Skills

-and so much more

 

Volunteers will assist staff with recreational activities, supervising kids while cooking

Volunteers will never be left alone with the children

Train Your Brain site volunteers (including teens needing OSSD hours)

Literacy Lambton is always looking for our next team of Train Your Brain site volunteers.

This program is offered in eight-week sessions.
Fall (October-November), Winter (mid-January- March Break), and Spring (post-March break- May long weekend)
It happens one night per week from 6-7:30pm.
Usually Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday nights at various sites that rotate around Lambton County

What will you do?

Your mission: to up the fun and help our young brainiacs to flex their math & reading muscle and gain a confident approach to learning

You will support the program’s Head Coach in a number of ways:

– program set up or tear down and activity preparation
– facilitating drop off/pick up time by welcoming or sending off participants
– working one-to-one or in small groups with children playing games, reading, doing physical activities that reinforce the math and reading skills they are learning in school

Interested?

Apply at www.literacylambton.org/volunteer

Special Events Volunteers

Come join our team!  We are currently seeking volunteers for our Secret Santa Shoppe mid November.

Relay For Life Sarnia- Entertainment Coordinator

BE a part of something BIG and here’s why…
THE CANADIAN CANCER SOCIETY
BE a part of a collective of people united by a singular focus where no Canadian
fears cancer. BE bold by committing your time to driving positive change alongside
families, friends, healthcare teams, donors, scientists, advocates and all those who
strive to make the cancer journey one that is supported in every way.
We believe that life is bigger than cancer. We believe your support is stronger than
cancer. If you do too, read more…

FOCUS
Relay For Life Entertainment Coordinator

WHY WE NEED YOU
At CCS we are committed to improving the cancer experience by helping people
with cancer live their lives more fully. The Canadian Cancer Society Relay For Life
brings together communities united by the same goal of creating a world where no
Canadian fears cancer. Relay is an opportunity to celebrate those who live and have
lived in the face of cancer.
Funds raised through Relay For Life will contribute to groundbreaking research,
support programs and services that help people with cancer and enhanced
advocacy efforts to governments on important cancer related issues.

WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING
As the Entertainment Coordinator, you will be responsible for:
• Planning various entertainment and activities to keep participants active and
engaged throughout the event such as Bingo, Zumba, themed laps
• Leading all aspects of event day entertainment
o Secure sound equipment
o Secure performers
• Building an entertainment schedule
• Coordinating with the Event Day Experience Lead to ensure materials and
support are in place for all planned activities
• Securing a great Master of Ceremonies and liaising with the Event Day
Experience Lead while planning the schedule
• Organizing the Kids Zone
• Working with the Community Outreach Lead to provide every material needed
for CCS mission activation

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR
You understand that any party, like Relay For Life, needs great entertainment. You
have strong connections in your community and feel comfortable asking individuals
and groups to contribute to the Relay experience as entertainers or by offering
engaging activities.
You are able to develop a schedule and communicate parameters, keeping
everyone on task, while still creating a respectful team environment.
You know that cancer can change everything and that bringing community together
in support of people who have been affected by cancer helps us prove that life is
bigger than cancer.
You are ready to do your best to make the Relay experience a positive and
meaningful experience for everyone you connect with.

OUR INVESTMENT
As an organization we will provide you with online resources, training and support
to help you lead the entertainment side of this community event.
You will also be supported by the Event Day Experience Lead and the Relay
Director, Logistics, fellow volunteer,s who will oversee all aspects around
implementing the actual event day.
You will be part of the larger Relay community and have opportunity to learn and
mentor as you engage with CCS staff and volunteers.

YOUR COMMITMENT
• This is an important leadership role. We are anticipating an ongoing level of
commitment which will include regular monthly meetings with the entire
committee.
• Between the committee meetings, you will be reaching out to entertainers,
performers for event activities and prospecting for the master of ceremonies
lead.
• You are agreeing to initiate and respond with regular, consistent
communication between the other volunteers on the committee whose
responsibilities overlap with yours. You will also stay connected with the
Event Day Experience Lead and the Relay Director, Logistics.
• As the event date approaches your time commitment will increase and on
event day your leadership, as you ensure the event is safe and fun, will be
critical in creating the sense of accomplishment that everyone will go home
with, knowing that their actions have created something bigger than cancer.

 

Relay for Life Sarnia event day will be held Saturday June 11, 2022

To apply for this role please find the role and apply HERE

Technology Savvy Volunteer

Fairwinds Lodge is looking for a volunteer who is familiar with various forms of technology such as cellphones, I-pads, computers and is interested in assisting seniors in our community with learning about these devices. Volunteers would be responsible for meeting one on one with residents to help answer their questions regarding their technological devices. Volunteers must be comfortable working with little supervision and communicating with seniors.

Evening Bingo Assistant

Fairwinds Lodge is looking for a volunteer who is able to assist residents in participating in the Kiwanis bingo held weekly on Tuesdays at 7pm. If you are interested in assisting seniors in this capacity please contact Tina deBakker at tina.debakker@siennaliving.ca

Weekend Bingo Caller

Are you available for an hour on Saturday afternoons? Do you enjoy working with Seniors? Join us! We would love to welcome you to the Fairwinds Lodge Volunteer Team! Contact tina.debakker@siennaliving.ca for more information.

Special Event Volunteer

Looking to obtain your highschool hours? Enjoy large social events? Come volunteer at Fairwinds Lodge for our fun, summer events!

Bingo Helper

Looking for volunteers to help residents go to bingo from our Nursing Home to our Rest Home. Bingo is on Monday and Thursday evenings, from 6:00 to 8:00.