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.

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.

Fundraising Committee Volunteers

Be a leader in your community by helping plan and execute local fundraising events for the MS Society of Canada.

Committee members help to plan, recruit volunteers, find sponsors, plan and execute the logistical elements of local fundraising events including Mandarin MS Walk, MS Carnation Campaign and more!

We are looking for people with experience in, or looking to enhance their skills in areas including:

Public Relations

Logistics

Sponsorship

Volunteer Recruitment

If you are interested, please contact Melissa McLeod, Coordinator Fund Development at melissa.mcleod@mssociety.ca with your resume, area of interest, event of interest and how you think you can help the MS Society enhance the lives of those living with multiple sclerosis through fundraising.

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!

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!

Occasional Bingo Volunteer

We are currently looking for an occasional Bingo volunteer at the North Lambton Lodge.

 

There are many other volunteer opportunities available. To inquire, please call or email Lee Ann Woollings.

Phone: 519-381-8185

Email: volunteer@county-lambton.on.ca