Volunteering in Sarnia-Lambton

VOLUNTEERING: A Great Way To Grow

Victorian Order of Nurses

1705 London Line
Sarnia, Ontario
Canada
N7W 1B2

Contact Name: Sheryl Guest
Website: http://voneriestclair.ca/
Phone: (519) 542-2310
Fax: (519) 542-1160
Email: sheryl.guest@von.ca

Services

VON is a not-for-profit, national health care organization and registered charity. VON Sarnia-Lambton is an integral part of local health care in Lambton County. Established in 1928 to service the needs of city and rural people in their homes VON symbolizes homecare in the Sarnia-Lambton area. The Sarnia-Lambton Branch currently delivers 15 different programs ranging from Visiting Nurses and Home Support to a variety of Foot Care, Pain Management and Flu Clinics. In addition to these recognizable services VON also provides Occupational Therapy in schools and homes, counseling services to children through the Kids’ Circle program and our new Falls Prevention Programs in local nursing homes and the community. VON also runs an Adult Day Program which benefits frail / elderly adults with cognitive impairments as well as Volunteer Visiting Programs supporting seniors and their caregivers. VON is also involved with the Lambton Student Nutrition Program which delivers healthy snacks to school aged children. Many of these programs are operated through the dedication of loyal volunteers who give their time and talents for the benefit of others in the community.

Volunteer Roles

Member of Foundation Board of Directors, Caregiver Respite Visitor, Volunteer Visitor, SMART In-Home Exercise Volunteer, Adult Day Program Volunteer, Telephone Visitor

Volunteer Opportunities

Caregiver Respite Visitor

Posted on March 17th, 2022

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 […]

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Footcare Clinic Assistant

Posted on March 17th, 2022

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.

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Bingo Volunteer

Posted on March 17th, 2022

Jackpot City 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.

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Volunteer Visitor

Posted on March 17th, 2022

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 […]

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Telephone Visitor

Posted on March 17th, 2022

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 […]

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Member of Foundation Board of Directors

Posted on March 17th, 2022

Members of the Foundation Board provide strategic leadership to VON by committing to excellence in advocacy and supporting VON to achieve its important vision and mission.  Board members oversee the VON Foundation, participate in fund-raising events and work to increase the visibility and knowledge of VON in the community.

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Adult Day Program Volunteer

Posted on March 17th, 2022

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 […]

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