Volunteering in Sarnia-Lambton

VOLUNTEERING: A Great Way To Grow

Bingo Volunteer

URGENT NEED!  Jackpot City Bingo in Sarnia is a supporter of the VON.  Each month we provide volunteers to serve the patrons at one or two Bingos.  We are currently in need of two volunteers to represent VON by serving at these Bingos.  Training will be provided.  All VON volunteers must show proof of at least 2 shots of Covid vaccine.

Adopt A Driveway

Provide a valuable service for those who have a hard time shoveling snow. Volunteer to shovel a driveway and walkway for those in need. This opportunity is for those who live in the City of Sarnia and Brights Grove. Also this would be appropriate for those in high-school.

Kitchen Volunteer Opportunity – St. Joseph’s Hospice

Kitchen Volunteer Opportunity 

We are looking for Kitchen Volunteers for our Residence at St. Joseph’s Hospice.

Do you enjoy preparing meals and snacks and want to share your time, skills and experience to a great cause?

Come Join our Team! In this role, you will provide support to the Kitchen Coordinator and assist with meal preparation for breakfast, lunch and dinner for our Residents.

Volunteer Role Information & Requirements: 

-Attend Volunteer Interview & Orientation

-Food Handlers Certificate (must be willing to become certified).

-Proof of Vulnerable Sector Check

-Proof of COVID Vaccination (2 doses)

-Role Specific Training

-Volunteer Shift Opportunities are Monday – Sunday 8:30am to 12:30pm or 2:00pm – 6:00pm.

We are looking forward to hearing from you!

Bingo Volunteer

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.

Volunteer Transportation

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.

Requirements: 

Meals on Wheels

This program is an Essential Service and is actively delivering both hot and cold meals throughout Lambton County.

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 four delivery routes for the Frozen Meal Program throughout the county.  Volunteers are able to use one of the minivans from Lambton Elderly Outreach to deliver these meals.  Meals are prepared by Apetito and are picked up by volunteers to deliver from the office. Thermal bags are used to keep the meals cold during the delivery.  Volunteers are encouraged to visit for a few minutes from the client’s door to provide a safety check and note any health status changes.

Diners Club (60+ Luncheon)

Attend one of our Diners Club luncheons to help serve our clients a nutritious meal. 

Our Diners Clubs are offered in Corunna.

Offers a hot meal at a minimal cost, and an opportunity for socializing with others.  A guest speaker or entertainer follows the meal.

Volunteers assist with setting up tables, serving the meal, and clean up. They are encouraged to join the clients at lunch (complimentary).

Forever Fit: Exercise Classes for older adults

Instruct a fitness class for older adults.  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 those 60+ 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 volunteer 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.

Bingo Volunteers Needed

The MS Society is currently looking for people to have fun and help at Bingo!

This position would be ideal for someone who has a flexible schedule.  Bingo’s occur twice a month for two hour time slots.

No handling of cash is required and all training will be provided.

Dress code is in effect as per OLG, and OCGA regulations.

Please contact:
Melissa McLeod
1-888-510-7777 x 3306
for more details, or:
melissa.mcleod@mssociety.ca

Technology Savvy Volunteer

Fairwinds Lodge is looking for a volunteer who is familiar with various forms of technology such as cellphones, I-pads, computers and is interested in assisting seniors in our community with learning about these devices. Volunteers would be responsible for meeting one on one with residents to help answer their questions regarding their technological devices. Volunteers must be comfortable working with little supervision and communicating with seniors.