Volunteering in Sarnia-Lambton

VOLUNTEERING: A Great Way To Grow

Member of Foundation Board of Directors

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.

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.

Live & Learn Host

Multiple Sclerosis Society is seeking 1-2 volunteer(s) to facilitate our Live & Learn program. The Live and Learn program occurs the third Wed of every month from 12-1:30 at Rosewood Village.  We have guest speakers come in to cover topics of interest, with time after the speaker for supportive conversation and fellowship of guests and lunch.

Multiple Sclerosis is a chronic, lifelong disease with unpredictable symptoms such as paralysis, pain, extreme fatigue, loss of balance, loss of vision, incontinence and cognitive difficulties. MS often hits people in their prime of life when people have young families and are building careers. MS causes strain on finances and family.

The MS Society, Southwestern Ontario Chapter, is seeking an individual who has some education and experience in group facilitation and is familiar with the possible social and economic barriers that people with disability face. The ideal candidate has a background in social work, counselling or other supportive experience.

Our clients all struggle with MS but at different stages. Some are young working professionals coping with a new diagnosis while others have been living with the disease for years. Some clients are quite mobile while others are confined to a wheelchair or require help from other assistance devices.

The Live and Learn Host would receive training, guidance and support from the staff.

 Interested applicants should contact wendi.anderson@mssociety.ca

Bingo Volunteers Needed

The MS Society is currently looking for people to have fun and help at Bingo!

This position would be ideal for someone who has a flexible schedule.  Bingo’s occur twice a month for two hour time slots.

No handling of cash is required and all training will be provided.

Dress code is in effect as per OLG, and OCGA regulations.

Please contact:
Melissa McLeod
1-888-510-7777 x 3306
for more details, or:
melissa.mcleod@mssociety.ca

Evening Bingo Assistant

Fairwinds Lodge is looking for a volunteer who is able to assist residents in participating in the Kiwanis bingo held weekly on Tuesdays at 7pm. If you are interested in assisting seniors in this capacity please contact Tina deBakker at tina.debakker@siennaliving.ca

Volunteer Visitor

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!

Weekend Bingo Caller

Are you available for an hour on Saturday afternoons? Do you enjoy working with Seniors? Join us! We would love to welcome you to the Fairwinds Lodge Volunteer Team! Contact tina.debakker@siennaliving.ca for more information.

Program Volunteers Needed

Rebound is looking for volunteers who are 18+ to assist with our 10-week programs. If you are an adult with a big heart who would enjoy working with youth during our evening programs, this is the opportunity for you.

Program volunteers work with youth ages 8 – 17 one night a week for 10 weeks. These volunteers spend 2.5 – 3 hours per week and provide a supportive atmosphere that allows youth to open up and honestly examine their lives and actions. Program volunteers work directly with the youth and are responsible for engaging youth, encouraging them to participate, and help them with goal setting.

Program volunteers must attend an orientation, provide 2 references, a vulnerable sector police clearance and attend two observation sessions in order to fully participate as a volunteer. Please check out our wide range of programs at www.reboundonline.com to see what we have to offer the youth in our community.

Canadian Cancer Society, Pink Ribbon Street Sales Volunteer

Canadian Cancer Society is looking for volunteers to help with our Pink Ribbon Street Sales Campaign.

Volunteers will be responsible for a minimum 2 hour shift at a local retail location.

Site Locations could be inside or outside, standing or sitting.

Volunteers will give out pink ribbons and take a donation.

Debit/Credit machines will be available to take donations at select locations.

Dress accordingly.

You must be able to get to your shift via your own transportation measures.

This is a great option for student community volunteer hours.

Check out the volunteer sites and shifts available at this link or call 519-332-0042 to book your shift.

https://cancer.volunteerhub.com/lp/sarnia-lambton?format=List&filter=169705

Shifts Available on

Sept 26, 27, 28, 29

October 11, 12, 17, 18, 19

Canadian Cancer Society Pink Ribbon Street Sales, Captain

We are looking for 4 team captains that can help us out in the Sarnia area.

Captains will be responsible for setting up the Pink Ribbon Street Sales sites at a variety of locations.

Captains will be the main point of contact on their assigned dates & locations.

Captains will clean up and take down sites.

Captains will need to get the funds raised to the CCS office.

You must be bondable.

You must have transportation.

Please contact the Canadian Cancer Society office at 519-332-0042 or lambton@Ontario.cancer.ca

Dates for this years campaign include

Week 1: September 26, 27,28, 29

Or

Week 2: October 11, 12

Or Week 3: October 17 18 19