Volunteering in Sarnia-Lambton

VOLUNTEERING: A Great Way To Grow

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.

Volunteer Transportation

Transport clients to medical appointments, social engagements, and to do shopping/errands.  A mileage reimbursement is offered. 

Volunteers use their personal vehicle to transport clients, and are reimbursed:  mileage is calculated as a return trip from the client’s home to their destination and back.

Requirements: 

  • Valid ‘G’ license held for minimum of 2 years
  • Clean driving record, driver’s abstract required
  • Satisfactory criminal record check

Meals on Wheels

This program is an Essential Service and is actively delivering both hot and cold meals throughout Lambton County.

Deliver meals and spend a few minutes providing a safety check to clients in the Meals on Wheels program.

Hot Meals:  delivered throughout the county. Meals consist of a soup, entrée and dessert, and are delivered 2 to 3 times per week by volunteers. Each town has different pick-up locations and procedures to follow. If you are volunteering for this program you will job shadow with an experienced volunteer. Volunteers are encouraged to visit for a few minutes as a safety check and to inform the Program Coordinator of any health status changes.

Frozen Meal Program: Meals are ordered and delivered every 2 weeks throughout Lambton County.  Orders may consist of soups, entrées, and desserts.   There are currently four delivery routes for the Frozen Meal Program throughout the county.  Volunteers are able to use one of the minivans from Lambton Elderly Outreach to deliver these meals.  Meals are prepared by Apetito and are picked up by volunteers to deliver from the office. Thermal bags are used to keep the meals cold during the delivery.  Volunteers are encouraged to visit for a few minutes from the client’s door to provide a safety check and note any health status changes.

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.

Promotion Committee Volunteer

This role may interest community members looking to stay at the committee level or provide you with a chance to participate in Literacy Lambton prior to Board-level commitment.

POSITION OVERVIEW:

  • Generate and help plan fundraising/event ideas
  • Champion the love of literacy amplifying our social media messaging
  • Participate as an enthusiastic ambassador at Sarnia-Lambton community events

COMMITMENT:

  • Promotion Committee will meet starting Fall 2022 (frequency will be monthly or quarterly for approximately two hours to discuss planning and coordination)
  • Members are asked to attend a minimum of three events/year ie. Give-a-Book campaign, Family Literacy Day,  community festival/event participation
  • Volunteer on-boarding process required
  • Must provide clear police check

INTERESTED? APPLY HERE > https://www.literacylambton.org/volunteer/

About Literacy Lambton

Headquartered in the Lochiel Kiwanis Community Centre in the heart of Sarnia’s downtown district, Literacy Lambton’s mission is to create and deliver exceptional literacy learning opportunities for the residents of Lambton County.

We help adults 19+ improve their reading, writing, math, basic computer skills and digital knowledge through one-to-one, in-person, or synchronous virtual learning; and offer FREE in-person family literacy outreach programs. Our service is amplified by passionate volunteers, from our governance Board to our frontline program. Check us out at www.literacylambton.org or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram or LinkedIn @literacylambton. Literacy Lambton—formerly Organization for Literacy in Lambton—has been powering people’s potential since 1989.

Registered charitable #: 135262012 RR0001

Literacy Lambton Train Your Brain Program Site Volunteers

Train Your Brain is offered as a FREE registered evening program for kids currently enrolled in grades 3 & 4. Children are engaged in math & reading games/activities with the goal of improving their foundational numeracy and literacy skills and confidence as a learner.

Offered at up to six sites around Lambton County. Program is eight (8) weeks offered Tu or Wed or Th nights (site dependent) from 6-7:30pm (90-minute program)

POSITION OVERVIEW:

  • Volunteers up the fun quotient of the program engaging with kids and assisting the Learning Coach as directed to ensure smooth program delivery
  • Tasks could include venue set-up/clean-up, check-in/screenings, sanitizing, playing games with kids, promoting a welcoming, encouraging, inclusive environment

COMMITMENT:

  • Site volunteers are expected to commit fully to a one site eight (8) week program. They may also volunteer for an additional site offered on a different evening
  • Night one all program volunteers are required to attend a meet & greet/orientation starting at 5pm and a team debrief until 8pm
  • Remaining weeks the time commitment is 5:45pm-7:45pm.
  • Must provide own transportation
  • First Aid certification an asset
  • Volunteer on-boarding process required and a clear police check

INTERESTED? www.literacylambton.org/volunteer to complete online application

About Literacy Lambton

 

Headquartered in the Lochiel Kiwanis Community Centre in the heart of Sarnia’s downtown district, Literacy Lambton’s mission is to create and deliver exceptional literacy learning opportunities for the residents of Lambton County.

We help adults 19+ improve their reading, writing, math, basic computer skills and digital knowledge through one-to-one, in-person, or synchronous virtual learning; and offer FREE in-person family literacy outreach programs. Our service is amplified by passionate volunteers, from our governance Board to our frontline program. Literacy Lambton—formerly Organization for Literacy in Lambton—has been powering people’s potential since 1989. Registered charitable #: 135262012 RR0001

 

Community Friend

A community Friend is a volunteer who provides support to children and adults. Each child or adult is paired with a volunteer who shares the same interests. Parent/caregiver receive a short break while their son/daughter enjoys a community based activity with the volunteer.