Volunteering in Sarnia-Lambton

VOLUNTEERING: A Great Way To Grow

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

 

SCHOOL YEAR PROGRAM ASSISTANTS

Be actively involved with programs and assist our staff in providing an engaging and safe environment for our clients. Monday to Thurs from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. throughout the school year September to June. On PD Days we offer a children’s program in the afternoon instead of evening programs.

Are you interested in working with Children and Youth?
Do you have a teachable skill?
Interested in Fundraising? Board membership? Administrative opportunities?
Our volunteer opportunities allow you to use your expertise and knowledge, while giving back to the community.
As a volunteer in our Club you will:
Interact with clients as they participate in various activities.
Lead and supervise program activities ranging from fitness activities, cooking, arts etc.
Enhance your skills, add to your resume, and most importantly, have fun
How to Apply
Applicants must be at least 14 years old to volunteer.
Download and fill out the Volunteer Application form, located on our website.(www.bgcsarnia.com)Return to the Club by mail or in person to – 180 College Ave N, Sarnia ON N7T 7X2 (lower level, Forsythe St entrance) or by Email – llanouette@bgcsarnia.com
Attend an interview
Reference Check – All references listed on the application will be contacted. You can also include letters of reference if you have them. You can provide references, for example, from employers, teachers, coaches, co- workers, friends, neighbours, etc. Family members can not be used as a reference.
Applicants who are 18 years old or older will have to complete a Police Vulnerable Sector Check (PVSC) relevant to their duties at the Club. The cost of the PVSC will be reimbursed to volunteers by the Club. This step can be done in person through your local police service
Once the above steps have been completed, you can begin volunteering according to the schedule you chose.
Placement Students
Placement opportunities are available for students who are currently involved in a high school, college or university programs that require a placement as part of their curriculum. The placement opportunities available at the Boys and Girls Club of Sarnia-Lambton focus mainly on program support but are dictated by the requirements of the placement and the needs of our organization. If you are interested in doing your student placement with Boys & Girls Club of Sarnia please contact Lisa Lanouette, Program Coordinator – llanouette@bgcsarnia.com

SPECIAL EVENT – (must be 18+)Looking for volunteers to assist with our Princess and Super Heroes party to be held in Spring 2019.

Are you interested in working with Children and Youth?
Do you have a teachable skill?
Interested in Fundraising? Board membership? Administrative opportunities?
Our volunteer opportunities allow you to use your expertise and knowledge, while giving back to the community.

As a volunteer in our Club you will:
Interact with clients as they participate in various activities.
Lead and supervise program activities ranging from fitness activities, cooking, arts etc.
Enhance your skills, add to your resume, and most importantly, have fun

How to Apply
Applicants must be at least 14 years old to volunteer.
Download and fill out the Volunteer Application form. Return to the Club by mail or in person to – 180 College Ave N, Sarnia ON N7T 7X2 (lower level, Forsythe St entrance) or by Email – llanouette@bgcsarnia.com
Attend an interview
Reference Check – All references listed on the application will be contacted. You can also include letters of reference if you have them. You can provide references, for example, from employers, teachers, coaches, co- workers, friends, neighbours, etc. Family members can not be used as a reference.
Applicants who are 18 years old or older will have to complete a Police Vulnerable Sector Check (PVSC) relevant to their duties at the Club. The cost of the PVSC will be reimbursed to volunteers by the Club. This step can be done in person through your local police service
Once the above steps have been completed, you can begin volunteering according to the schedule you chose.

Placement Students
Placement opportunities are available for students who are currently involved in a high school, college or university programs that require a placement as part of their curriculum. The placement opportunities available at the Boys and Girls Club of Sarnia-Lambton focus mainly on program support but are dictated by the requirements of the placement and the needs of our organization. If you are interested in doing your student placement with Boys & Girls Club of Sarnia please contact Lisa Lanouette, Program Coordinator – llanouette@bgcsarnia.com

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.

Big Brother Mentor

Volunteers are needed as mentors to children in our community. There are a number of children waiting for the special friendship and positive role model that a mentor offers. Volunteers are required to be a Big Brother, a Big Sister, a Big Bunch Mentor  a Couple Match or an In-School Mentor.

Big Brother Mentors are men of good character, who share three to four hours a week in a mutually enjoyable activity with a boy aged 5 to 18 years who could benefit from a positive male influence and friendship. Outing times are flexible each week which appeals to many different men whose free time varies each week. Planning Outings is easy  because you share your interests with a boy. Great care is taken in matching Big and Little Brothers to ensure that they are compatible and share common interests.

 

MS Society Event Volunteers Needed!

The MS Society is currently recruiting volunteers to help out with the 2020 events!

Have fun, meet some new people and make a difference in the lives of those living with MS!

Events include:

Mandarin MS Walk – April 26

Carnation Campaign – May 8-9

Please contact Melissa McLeod for more information.

1-888-510-7777 ext. 3306

melissa.mcleod@mssociety.ca