Pay a friendly visit to a client in his or her home. This service is mainly geared to isolated clients.
Be there to talk, listen, participate in activities, and provide companionship to someone in your community who may not be able to get out to socialize.
Volunteers provide friendly visits to seniors who may be isolated and/or who are lonely. Volunteers are matched based on interest and availability.
The volunteer and client will set up their own schedule for visit days and times. The volunteer is required to report any client concerns to the program coordinator.
Diners Club (Seniors Luncheon)
Attend one of our Diners Club luncheons to help serve our clients a nutritious meal.
Our Diners Clubs are offered in Port Lambton, Corunna, Alvinston and Petrolia.
They offer a hot meal, and an opportunity for socializing with other seniors. A guest speaker or entertainer follows the meal.
Volunteers assist with setting up tables, collecting money, serving the meal, and clean up. They are encouraged to join the clients at lunch (complimentary).
Forever Fit: Exercise Classes for Seniors
Instruct a fitness class for seniors. We will send you to training at the Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging in London where you will learn Senior Fitness instruction.
Lambton Elderly Outreach offers a one hour low impact exercise class for seniors based on the design by the Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging (CCAA)
All volunteers go through a week-long training program through a certified trainer from the CCAA.
Classes are offered in various towns throughout Lambton County based on instructor availability. Classes run from one to three times per week. The program coordinator assists with the administration of the program, including obtaining space for the program to be held, and ensuring equipment is kept up to date.
Meals on Wheels
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 three delivery routes for the Frozen Meal Program: a North, Central, and South Route throughout the county. Volunteers are able to use one of the minivans from Lambton Elderly Outreach to deliver these meals. Meals are prepared by Piquettes Frozen Meals and are picked up at the store by the North Lambton delivery volunteers and brought back to the office for distribution. Thermal bags are used to keep the meals cold during the delivery. Volunteers are encouraged to visit for a few minutes to provide a safety check and note any health status changes.
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.
- Valid ‘G’ licence held for minimum of 2 years
- Clean driving record, driver’s abstract required
- Satisfactory criminal record check
Administrative Office Support Volunteer
Administrative Office Support volunteers needed to assist with a variety of administrative tasks.
Assist our clientele by answering phones and directing calls to the appropriate department. Filing, copying, stuffing envelopes, data entry and various duties as needed. Some roles require intermediate computer skills, while others require good organizational skills and being detail-oriented. Tasks are variable based on deadlines.
Lambton Elderly Outreach is currently looking for people to aid in their fundraising efforts through Bingo.
Volunteering for BINGO is so easy! Gone are the days of being a ‘runner’ because everything is done electronically so that all that is involved is clearing tables and promoting LEO. A short 30-minute training session is required and 2 hours of your time which provides the organization with BINGO shares. It’s a fantastic fundraiser!
Bingo sessions occur two (2), to three (3) times a month for two (2) hours slots.
No handling of cash is required.
Dress code is in effect as per OLG, and OCGA regulations. Black pants and we will provide a golf shirt.
If you like to work with people, and get out of the house – this is perfect.