Volunteer Coordinators' Association of 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

Telephone Visitor

Posted on June 18th, 2015

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 5-45 minutes depending on the individuals and situation.  Telephone visitors call at least monthly but if the client is lonely they […]

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Caregiver Respite Visitor

Posted on June 18th, 2015

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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Member of Foundation Board of Directors

Posted on June 18th, 2015

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 June 18th, 2015

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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SMART In-Home Exercise Volunteer

Posted on June 17th, 2015

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 […]

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Volunteer Visitor

Posted on June 12th, 2015

Visit a lonely and isolated senior on a weekly basis.  You can take them out or stay in and visit.  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!

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