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?

  • Greet customers/ thank them for playing and supporting Literacy Lambton
  • Tidy hall by returning food trays, collecting garbage, compressing trash
  • Collecting bonus play tickets
  • Assisting Jackpot Time staff with other duties ie. special events

Interested?

Apply at www.literacylambton.org/volunteer

 

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!

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!

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.

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.