Volunteering in Sarnia-Lambton

VOLUNTEERING: A Great Way To Grow

Special Events Volunteers

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

2023 MS Bike Grand Bend to London Volunteer Opportunity

The 2023 MS Bike Grand Bend to London is taking place Saturday and Sunday, July 29 & 30, 2023. The ride begins and ends at the Grand Bend Motorplex with an overnight at Western University in London.

MS Bike is the largest fundraising cycling series in North America. Cyclists of all ages and fitness levels across Canada come together each year to end Canada’s disease: multiple sclerosis.  With hundreds of participants, volunteers are needed to help with every aspect of the entire event. This is a great opportunity to make an impact in your community using your talent and time.

There are various areas where volunteer help is needed to ensure that this event runs smoothly and participants have a great experience while they are walking to raise critical funds to support those effected by MS.

Package Pick Up Volunteer
Site Set Up/Wrap Up Crew
Check in
Event Information Volunteer
Luggage Collection and Transport
Luggage Storage Area Volunteer
Rest Stop Volunteer
Bike Storage Volunteer

Interested? Here’s what we’re looking for:
– Energizing and Positive Attitude. A friendly face helps create a fun atmosphere!
– Passion for supporting the MS Community and funding MS research
– Self‐motivated and reliable; able to fulfill duties on time
Previous experience managing people is considered an asset

Time Commitment:
– Attend the event on Saturday, July 29 or Sunday, July 30, 2023 anywhere from 2‐ 8 hours depending on your shift and commitment desire

Why Volunteer?
– Gain valuable experience and skills by supporting the organization of a well‐recognized signature event while working with experienced organizing team members and comprehensive resources
– Contribute your time to an important cause and see your impact on the organization
– Obtain a reference letter
– Build a strong network

Sign up to volunteer today and help create positive change! For more detailed information please contact:

Emma McGillis
emma.mcgillis@mscanada.ca

Or Visit our Volunteer Website to view all the role descriptions & shifts and sign up directly:

2023 MS Bike- Grand Bend to London Volunteering
https://mscanada.ca/volunteer-opportunities-campaign?name=2023-bike-ont-grand-bend-to-london&id=7014N000001TklQQAS

MS Canada is dedicated to encouraging a supportive and inclusive culture where people from all backgrounds can thrive.

Our aim is to ensure that all those interested in joining our team are given equal opportunity and that our organization is representative of all sections of society. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply.

We are committed to accommodating applicants’ needs throughout the selection process. Please contact volunteer@mscanada.ca should you need accommodation.

To learn more about MS Canada and the great work that we do, we encourage you to visit www.mscanada.ca.

Summer Reading Program ‘Big Buddy’

Auxiliary Members Needed

The Manor Auxiliary is currently looking for members to join the team. Members attend a monthly meeting, assist with activities in the Home, assist with fundraising and work in the tuck shop.  For more information: please call Marg Maltin President 519-542-8296 or Lee Ann Woollings 519-381-8185

Volunteer Crisis Responder

Victim Services of Sarnia Lambton is a non-profit organization that provides to support to victims following a crime or tragic circumstance. The Volunteer Crisis Responders will provide immediate on-scene emotional and/or practical support. Volunteer Crisis Responders are needed for weekdays, weeknights, and weekends. Training is provided. Please visit www.victimservices.on.ca to fill out an online application.

HELP Program

HELP is a program that serves our older patients (70+) who are at risk of experiencing a delirium (sudden onset of confusion) and functional decline while in hospital.

With direction from the Elder Life Specialist, volunteers provide patients with engaging activities and ensure that patients are comfortable and oriented to their surroundings. As a HELP volunteer, you will assist with providing patients with four interventions activities.

  1. Daily Visitor and Orientation – provide daily orientation with newspapers, cards from family and friends and orienting conversations.
  2. Therapeutic Activities – crossword puzzles, word searches, word puzzles, Montessori activities, reminiscing activities and games.
  3. Active Range of Motion Exercise – active range of motion exercises to keep them physically active (as directed by a physiotherapist).
  4.  Meal Assistance – help fill out menu choices, open packaging, set-up of the meal tray, provide feeding assistance, companionship and encouragement during mealtime.

HELP volunteers are required to participate in HELP volunteer training which includes:

  • review of self-directed HELP e-learning modules and the HELP training manual
  • an in-class practical skills session
  • peer mentoring shifts with the Elder Life Specialist or a veteran HELP volunteer.

After completing the training, volunteers are assigned one 3-4 hour shift per week.

 

 

Charitable Gaming Volunteer

A person willing to attend Jackpot City as a volunteer on behalf of Community Living Sarnia-Lambton.

Shifts are approximately 2 hours each, two per month.

Kitchen Volunteer Opportunity – St. Joseph’s Hospice

Kitchen Volunteer Opportunity 

We are looking for Kitchen Volunteers for our Residence at St. Joseph’s Hospice.

Do you enjoy preparing meals and snacks and want to share your time, skills and experience to a great cause?

Come Join our Team! In this role, you will provide support to the Kitchen Coordinator and assist with meal preparation for breakfast, lunch and dinner for our Residents.

Volunteer Role Information & Requirements: 

-Attend Volunteer Interview & Orientation

-Food Handlers Certificate (must be willing to become certified).

-Proof of Vulnerable Sector Check

-Proof of COVID Vaccination (2 doses)

-Role Specific Training

-Volunteer Shift Opportunities are Monday – Sunday 8:30am to 12:30pm or 2:00pm – 6:00pm.

We are looking forward to hearing from you!

Board of Directors

Victim Services of Sarnia Lambton (VSSL) is a non-profit organization that provides immediate emotional and practical support to victims of crime or tragic circumstance, funded by the Ministry of the Attorney General. Board Members are needed to support the organization’s governance. VSSL has adopted a Policy Board Governance model.

Volunteer Crisis Responders Needed

Victim Services of Sarnia Lambton is a non-profit organization that provides immediate emotional and practical support to victims of crime or tragic circumstance. Crisis Responders are needed for weekdays, weeknights, and weekends. Training is provided. Please visit www.victimservices.on.ca to fill out the online application.