Volunteering in Sarnia-Lambton

VOLUNTEERING: A Great Way To Grow

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.

SMART Group Fitness Instructor

Movement can be a lot more fun as a group but many seniors are unable to follow the intensity of a regular aerobics or other fitness class.  SMART classes are designed for seniors whether they need to complete the exercises in a chair, are able to stand and move or require a balance between the two.  VON will provide training and support for volunteers willing to lead a class in an apartment building, church or other facility close to where seniors live!

Pigs Of Hope Committee Members

Volunteers Needed For Pigs of Hope Campaign

Looking to give back during the holidays? We are looking for volunteers to help us with the success of our Pigs of Hope campaign!

The Pigs of Hope campaign raises funds for the Canadian Cancer Society’s Wheels of Hope transportation program, which provides our neighbours to cancer-related appointments.

We need to get our piggies adopted for the holidays! People can adopt a piggy (bank), name it, dress it up and bring it to all their holiday parties! Feed it well and return it after the holidays with a full belly.

Volunteers needed to help with this fun and rewarding campaign! Help us get these piggies out in the community!

For more information, please email Theresa!

Theresa.blondin@ontario.cancer.ca

 

 

Pig video:

https://www.facebook.com/CCSWindsor/videos/1465804543472615/

 

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

Telephone Visitor

We provide telephone visits to individuals who are waiting for a volunteer visitor to come to their home weekly.  Volunteers simply call to have a chat and keep in touch.  Calls may vary from 5-30 minutes depending on the individuals and situation.  Telephone visitors call at least monthly but if the client is lonely they may call as often as once a week.  Volunteers may choose to have from one to six clients on their call list and call the same people each month to establish  a relationship.

Caregiver Respite Visitor

Whether caring for a loved one who has dementia or another medical condition, caregivers often hesitate or simply cannot leave their loved ones alone.  Our respite visitors visit the home once a week to provide a couple of hours of respite so the caregiver can freely get out to do whatever will re-energize them!  Volunteers do not provide medical care but are watchful eyes and ears to summon help if needed.  Depending on the health status of the client they may stay in and visit, play cards, go for a walk, do some shopping, have coffee or even take a trip to the bridge!

SMART In-Home Exercise Volunteer

Many seniors are not able to get out of their home to exercise or attend fitness classes.  SMART volunteers visit a senior in their home once a week for twelve weeks to complete a simple exercise routine of set stretches and exercises that have been designed to prevent falls.  There is no floor work or exercises with weights.  Clients are expected to complete the exercise regime at least once on their own between visits.  By the end of the twelve weeks clients have established an exercise routine that they can accomplish independently and safely!

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.