Volunteering in Sarnia-Lambton

VOLUNTEERING: A Great Way To Grow

Storytelling Volunteer

Our seniors have life experiences and stories in their memory bank that are worth preserving for generations to come.  VON will provide storytelling volunteers with a set of questions.  They meet with a client once a week for eight to ten weeks asking questions and recording the answers.  They will then compile the questions and answers into a binder to present to the client.  Resources and training are provided.

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. www.victimservices.on.ca or 519-344-8861 ext#5238

PEER Engagement

WE NEED YOU!!!

Our services allow for seniors to remain living at home, but our PEER ENGAGEMENT PROGRAM is designed to get them out of the house!

 We are looking for a team of Volunteers to co-lead this new program that will focus on engaging seniors who want to connect with one another to share common experiences within the community and enjoy meaningful and social volunteer opportunities together.

If you are energetic, outgoing, committed, enthusiastic, and looking for a volunteer opportunity that will enrich the lives of seniors, then we want to hear from you!

Are you someone who would benefit from more social interaction? Then this is how you can be involved.  Please contact our Peer Engagement Lead, Dena:

 PEER Lead Contact:  Dena

dena@leohelps.ca
519-845-1353 ext 822

 

Virtual Visitor

Virtually visit with a senior once or twice a week using an internet platform.

Puppeteer for a Cause!

Family Counselling Centre is in need of volunteers to join their Kids on the Block Program. Learn to puppeteer and present skits that provide youth in Sarnia with lessons on inclusion, prevention, and safety. No experience necessary. Join the fun today!

In-School Mentor

The In-School Mentoring program is a fun- based Mentoring Program that matches a caring adult volunteer on a one to one basis with a child at a local elementary school. For one hour a week mentors with their mentees engage in fun activities such as board games, crafts or just hanging out on the playground. All activities take place on school grounds during school hours. The children in the program benefit from the extra attention and friendship that an adult mentor can provide.

Couple Mentoring

The Couples Mentoring program matches a married or common-law couple aged 21 and over who would like to share the joys and rewards of befriending a child together. Through regular outings, a relationship is developed between the mentors and mentees that is built on trust and common interests and is supported by an experienced Caseworker. Couples generally spend about 80% of their time together with the Little Brother allowing some one to one time with child.

Big Sister Mentor

The Big Sister Mentoring Program provides girls with a positive female role model and friend to talk to and share the experiences of growing up with. Through regular outings, 3 to 4 hours a week, a relationship is developed between mentor and mentee that is built on trust and common interests and is supported by an experienced Caseworker. The result is a life changing experience for both the mentor and mentee that is built on trust and common interests and is supported by an experienced Caseworker. This program promotes the importance of staying in school and healthy relationships with family and peers while teaching trust, independent thinking and self confidence in order to make healthy decisions, all while having fun.

Literacy Volunteer: Children’s Program

Diners Club (Seniors Luncheon)

Attend one of our Diners Club luncheons to help serve our clients a nutritious meal. 

Our Diners Clubs are offered in Port Lambton, Corunna, Alvinston and Petrolia.

They offer a hot meal, and an opportunity for socializing with other seniors.  A guest speaker or entertainer follows the meal.

Volunteers assist with setting up tables, collecting money, serving the meal, and clean up. They are encouraged to join the clients at lunch (complimentary).