Volunteering in Sarnia-Lambton

VOLUNTEERING: A Great Way To Grow

Literacy Lambton Bingo crew

Have just a few hours to give for huge impact?

This might be the role for you. Literacy Lambton is seeking volunteers to work assigned bingos at Jackpot Time, 825 Upper Canada Dr. near Modeland & Confederation.

Two shift assignments per month. Each two hour shift requires two volunteers. YOU DO NOT HANDLE CASH OR SELL CARDS.

Online OCGA training required: www.sarniagamingassociation.ca/#training

What will you do?

Interested?

Apply at www.literacylambton.org/volunteer

 

Group Visiting Leader

You can live in a building with lots of other people around and still be very lonely and isolated.  A team of two group visiting leaders go into a building where a lot of seniors live and lead scheduled times of guided discussion.  The aim is to assist them in getting to know one another and build friendships with those around them.

SMART In-Home Exercise Volunteer

Many seniors are not able to get out of their home to exercise or attend fitness classes.  SMART volunteers visit a senior in their home once a week for twelve weeks to complete a simple exercise routine of set stretches and exercises that have been designed to prevent falls.  There is no floor work or exercises with weights.  Clients are expected to complete the exercise regime at least once on their own between visits.  By the end of the twelve weeks clients have established an exercise routine that they can accomplish independently and safely!

Footcare Clinic Assistant

Our Footcare volunteers welcome the patients, answer their questions, write receipts and book a next appointment for them.  They interact with the patient, making it a pleasant and social experience for them, while they wait for their turn to see the nurse.

Bingo Volunteer

Jackpot Time Bingo in Sarnia is a supporter of the VON.  Each month we provide volunteers to serve the patrons at one or two Bingos.  We are currently in need of two volunteers to represent VON by serving at these Bingos.  Training will be provided.

Volunteer Visitor

It’s been a lonely couple of years for many people but especially our senior population.  It’s finally time to start visiting again!  Would you be willing to visit a lonely and isolated senior on a weekly basis?  Right now you can only visit them in their home but as restrictions lesson you can take them out to help with errands, go for a drive, or have a cuppa joe.  Our clients have lived productive lives but now find themselves alone and staring at the walls, unable to get out without a friend.  They have much to offer someone who takes time to listen!

Telephone Visitor

We provide telephone visits to individuals who are waiting for a volunteer visitor to come to their home weekly.  Volunteers simply call to have a chat and keep in touch.  Calls may vary from 5-30 minutes depending on the individuals and situation.  Telephone visitors call at least twice a month but if the client is lonely they may call as often as twice a week.  Volunteers may choose to have from one to six clients on their call list and call the same people each month to establish  a relationship.

Caregiver Respite Visitor

Whether caring for a loved one who has dementia or another medical condition, caregivers often hesitate or simply cannot leave their loved ones alone.  Our respite visitors visit the home once a week to provide a couple of hours of respite so the caregiver can freely get out to do whatever will re-energize them!  Volunteers do not provide medical care but are watchful eyes and ears to summon help if needed.  Depending on the health status of the client they may stay in and visit, play cards, go for a walk, do some shopping, have coffee or even take a trip to the bridge!

Adult Day Program Volunteer

Our Adult Day Program benefits adults with Alzheimer Disease, dementia or cognitive impairment living in the community.  Programming is based on the principles of Montessori Methods for Dementia to provide a safe, error free environment focusing on people and not disabilities.  It takes place in a pleasant, homelike environment with a comfortable living room, dining room and patio for summer activities and BBQ.  Volunteers interact with participants throughout the day and assist them in the various activities.  They also assist the staff in set-up and clean-up throughout the day.  Volunteers may come for a couple of hours or stay the whole day.  We are currently looking for volunteers available Tuesday, Wednesday or Friday.

Housekeeping Aide Volunteer Opportunity

Hello,

St. Joseph’s Hospice has an immediate Housekeeping Aide volunteer opportunity! In this role you will provide support to our Resource Centre and Residence through assisting with light housekeeping duties to ensure our facilities are clean and sanitized for those we serve.

Volunteer shift opportunities are 6 days a week (Monday – Saturday) for a 2–3-hour shifts.

If you enjoy working as part of a team, being active and sharing your talents with your community, you may be a good fit for this role!

If you or someone you know is interested in this opportunity, please reach out to me at lfeddes@sjhospice.ca or (519) 337-0537 ext. 130.

Thank you for considering this opportunity!

Sincerely,

LeeAnne Feddes

Volunteer Program Coordinator

St. Joseph’s Hospice

Housekeeping Volunteer Opportunity – Final

475 Christina Street N.

Sarnia, ON  N7T 5W3

P: 519-337-0537 ext. 130

F: 519-337-0540

E: lfeddes@sjhospice.ca

www.stjosephshospice.ca