Volunteering in Sarnia-Lambton

VOLUNTEERING: A Great Way To Grow

Program Volunteers

Rebound is looking for volunteers who are 18+ to assist with our 10-week programs. If you are an adult with a big heart who would enjoy working with youth during our evening programs, this is the opportunity for you.

Program volunteers work with youth ages 8 – 17 one night a week for 10 weeks. These volunteers spend 2.5 – 3 hours per week with youth and provide a supportive atmosphere that allows youth to open up and honestly examine their lives and actions. Program volunteers work directly with the youth and are responsible for engaging youth, encouraging them to participate, and help them with goal setting.

Program volunteers must attend an orientation, provide 2 references, a vulnerable sector police clearance and attend two observation sessions in order to fully participate as a volunteer. Please check out our wide range of programs at www.reboundonline.com to see what we have to offer the youth in our community.

Charitable Gaming Volunteer

A person willing to attend Jackpot City as a volunteer on behalf of Community Living Sarnia-Lambton.

Shifts are approximately 2 hours each, two per month.

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.

 

Friendly Visiting

Pay a friendly visit to a client in his or her home, or by phone. This service is mainly geared to isolated clients.

REWARDS!

Make new friends!

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 or disabled adults who may be isolated and/or who are lonely.  Volunteers are matched based on interest, availability and location.

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.

Telephone Support Volunteer

Volunteers are needed to ensure that seniors continue to receive their check-in calls through the Tel-Check program.

Volunteers are also needed to ensure that when people reach out to the Distress Line, their call will be answered.

For over 40 years volunteers have been providing telephone support to isolated seniors and individuals struggling with day to day life challenges in Sarnia Lambton.
If you are a good listener and care to speak with individuals who need support and to feel connected, call Donna at Family Counselling Centre 519-336-0120
Funded by the United Way

Evening Bingo Assistant

Fairwinds Lodge is looking for a volunteer who is able to assist residents in participating in the Kiwanis bingo held weekly on Tuesdays at 7pm. If you are interested in assisting seniors in this capacity please contact Tina deBakker at tina.debakker@siennaliving.ca

Weekend Bingo Caller

Are you available for an hour on Saturday afternoons? Do you enjoy working with Seniors? Join us! We would love to welcome you to the Fairwinds Lodge Volunteer Team! Contact tina.debakker@siennaliving.ca for more information.

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.

Big Bunch Mentor

Big Bunch Mentors are adult volunteers of good character who share 3 hours every two weeks from October to June within a group mentoring program for children and youth. The Big Bunch program provides girls and boys a mentoring experience in a group setting. This program pairs  2 to 3 mentees from the Big Brother Big Sister waiting list with one mentor. Through regular outings organized by the agency, a relationship is developed between the mentor and mentee as well as between mentees. The program promotes healthy socialization and new experiences for both the mentor and mentee.

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.