Volunteering in Sarnia-Lambton

VOLUNTEERING: A Great Way To Grow

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.

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!

Lambton County Connects Program Facilitator

Lambton County Connects (LCC) is a phone based program for individuals in Lambton County. The programs will be facilitated by staff, volunteers, and guest speakers. We are currently looking for volunteers to assist our staff by facilitating phone programs. Each phone program will be 30 minutes, and all programs will run from Monday-Friday, between 10 am- 3 pm.

Tasks will include: facilitating programs over the phone to a group of 8-10 individuals, assisting with creating program content, checking program email, and communicating with members and LCC staff.

If you are passionate about providing program opportunities to individuals, have great communication skills, and enjoy program planning, please contact us today!

Contact Lee Ann Woollings at:

Office:  519-882-1470 ext. 5007 or  1-800-565-3890 ext. 5007

Email: lcc@county-lambton.on.ca

 

Coffee Program Volunteer

We are currently looking for volunteers to serve coffee to residents, families and friends during Coffee Hour. This is great way to meet new people.

Time commitment: Friday 10-11 am

 

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

Day Program Assistant

We are currently looking for volunteers to assist our day program staff with many activities at our Petrolia location.

Time Commitment: Open to volunteers Mondays and Tuesdays

 

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

 

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 Lambton Promotion Committee

This role may interest community members looking to stay at the committee level or 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 meets each month 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, Showcase Literacy, community festival/event participation
  • Volunteer on-boarding process required
  • Must provide clear police check

Literacy Lambton Train Your Brain Volunteers

Subject to Ontario Government COVID-19 Restrictions:

Train Your Brain is a FREE play-based learning program for kids currently enrolled in Grades 3 & 4. Children are engaged in various math & reading games/activities to help improve their foundational numeracy/literacy skills and their confidence as a learner.

  • program offered in a 6-8 week window (pending funding)
  • offered either Tu, Wed or Th nights
  • Six sites in total offered in various quadrants around Lambton County
  • 90-minutes in length from 6-7:30pm
  • Head Coach will lead up to 25 kids
  • program supported by site volunteers which can range from teens seeking volunteer hours and a chance to make a difference for a young learner or adults that enjoy helping kids adapting to different learning styles to meet each child where they’re at