Volunteering in Sarnia-Lambton

VOLUNTEERING: A Great Way To Grow

Puppeteer for a Cause!

Family Counselling Centre is in need of volunteers to join their Kids on the Block Program. Learn to puppeteer and present skits that provide youth in Sarnia with lessons on inclusion, prevention, and safety. No experience necessary. Join the fun today!

Handyman Volunteer

Handyman – Volunteers assist with various Handyman projects.  While helpful, you do not have to have prior DIY, construction, or handyman experience.

Build Volunteer

Build – Crew Leaders; Skilled Trades; General Labour; First Aid; Site Host & Food Service; Kitchen Deconstruct Crew

Special Event Volunteer

Looking to obtain your highschool hours? Enjoy large social events? Come volunteer at Fairwinds Lodge for our fun, summer events!

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.

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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

Nursing Home Volunteer

There are many volunteer placements. You may be interested in helping with one or more of the following:

Portering: Assisting physically impaired residents to and from activities.

Recreation Assistant: Providing assistance with resident recreational programs, such as games, outings, special events.

Walks: Provide the opportunity for a resident to get outdoors by assisting them in a wheelchair for a walk around the block.

Cafe Server: Our Cafe is now open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:00 pm to 3:30pm and we require a Volunteer to serve a home made dessert with tea and coffee to the Cafe customers, take payment and tidy up after.

Bingo Caller: Provide interested residents with an evening game of Bingo, Mondays and Thursdays at 6:15 pm in our Rest Home, usually lasts until 8:00 pm.

Bingo Helper: Escort interested residents from our Nursing Home to the evening game of Bingo. You would help the residents play and make sure they get back home safe and sound

Reading Program: Read to residents who have requested the service.

Dining Assistant: Help clear and clean tables after lunch in dining rooms; prepare the tables and pour juices for dinner.

Feeding: Aid nursing staff in feeding residents that require assistance at mealtimes.

Maintenance: Help maintain outside grounds by collecting garbage, picking weeds, washing first floor windows, raking leaves.

Laundry Support: Provide help to the laundry staff (i.e. folding towels).

Music Therapy: Provide entertainment to a group of residents either through a musical instrument or voice.

Palliative Care: Provide comfort and support to our residents if no family member can be there during the resident’s time of need.

Pet Therapy: Provide resident interaction with your pet. All pets need to be St. John’s Ambulance certified.

Hobbyist: Whatever it is you like to do, there are residents who would get enjoyment from your passions.

Bingo Helper

Looking for volunteers to help residents go to bingo from our Nursing Home to our Rest Home. Bingo is on Monday and Thursday evenings, from 6:00 to 8:00.

Program Assistant

Looking for Volunteers to help with our activities that we provide for our residents. The volunteer will help bring the resident to the activity and then help the resident back to their room after. All volunteers must be Police Checked with a Vulnerable sector check and TB tested.

Sunday Service Porter

Vision is looking for volunteers to help porter residents to and from Church on Sunday morning from 9:00 to 10:30. All volunteers must be police checked with a vulnerable sector check and TB tested.

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