Volunteering in Sarnia-Lambton

VOLUNTEERING: A Great Way To Grow

Bingo Volunteer

Jackpot Time 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.

Adult Day Program Volunteer

Our Adult Day Program benefits adults with Alzheimer Disease, dementia or cognitive impairment living in the community.  Programming is based on the principles of Montessori Methods for Dementia to provide a safe, error free environment focusing on people and not disabilities.  It takes place in a pleasant, homelike environment with a comfortable living room, dining room and patio for summer activities and BBQ.  Volunteers interact with participants throughout the day and assist them in the various activities.  They also assist the staff in set-up and clean-up throughout the day.  Volunteers may come for a couple of hours or stay the whole day.  We are currently looking for volunteers available Tuesday, Wednesday or Friday.

Standardized Patient / Actor

The Actor Program is a program within the division Academic Excellence and Teaching Innovation, within the Centre for Simulation and Experiential Learning at Lambton College. A Standardized Participant (SP) is an individual who has a willingness to work with students and share their authentic experiences. Volunteers are not required to have a medical condition in order to participate. These volunteers provide faculty and students opportunities to teach, assess, and refine a variety of skills, including communication, interview, diagnostic, and clinical skills.

Students are beginning their learning and use interview skills to examine the health, social, and psychological aspects of a volunteer’s experience with health (either their own or if they have acted as a caregiver). Participants control the depth of information they provide and students, bound by the Health Professional’s Code of Ethics, must keep all video and print information in the strictest of confidence. The use of pseudonyms is required in any written work that the students submit to the supervising faculty.

The Actor Program is a fundamental resource for the curriculum. Our goal is to provide hands-on learning in controlled, simulated environments for our students. Working with standardized participants or SPs allows students to learn and explore a variety of techniques without causing harm.

Duties Include:

For high school students these activities can contribute towards the mandatory community service hours required for graduation.
Post-secondary students at institutions like Lambton College, volunteering can earn credits for their Co-Curricular Record (CCR).

Bingo Host at Jackpot Time

We are currently looking for volunteers that can help with pre-scheduled shifts at Jackpot Time. We require 2 volunteers for each shift. Scheduled hours are 7 days a week from 10a-12a, with the most help needed Monday to Friday during days (10a-4p).

Adult Mentors

This is a meaty role where you can make a tremendous impact on the lives of other adults through education.

Ask yourself:

Would friends, colleagues, and other people close to you describe you as kind, patient, empathetic?
Do you easily build relationships because of your strong communication and interpersonal skills?
Does it set you on fire to help and see others succeed?

If so, this role might be a fit for you. Our volunteer mentors are generally mature adults (age 25+). They come from all professional backgrounds; many have no formal teaching experience. They each bring special talents:
– strong proficiency in reading or writing
– enjoy teaching math or excellent knowledge of math used on trades job sites ie. imperial measurement, trigonometry, geometry, reading blueprints, mechanical aptitude
– keen interests in certain course topics to work through high school course credits
– digitally savvy and comfortable using/teaching Microsoft software
– experience using digital tools like tablets and smartphones and their capabilities
– strong financial background and able to teach financial literacy basics

What will you do?

– matched with an adult learner 18+ for one-to-one, personalized instruction
– create engaging lesson plans and resources to make learning enjoyable and effective- supported by Literacy Lambton’s instruction team
– bring a positive attitude to boost learner confidence and motivation

Interested?

Apply at www.literacylambton.org/volunteer
All volunteers undergo an interview and on-boarding process.
Clear police/vulnerable sector record check is required as well as the completion of online training ie. AODA
Second interview with adult instruction team will ensure strong matches for both mentor and learners

Literacy Lambton Bingo crew

Have just a few hours to give for huge impact?

This might be the role for you. Literacy Lambton is seeking volunteers to work assigned bingos at Jackpot Time, 825 Upper Canada Dr. near Modeland & Confederation.

Two shift assignments per month. Each two hour shift requires two volunteers. YOU DO NOT HANDLE CASH OR SELL CARDS.

Online OCGA training required: www.sarniagamingassociation.ca/#training

What will you do?

Interested?

Apply at www.literacylambton.org/volunteer

 

Footcare Clinic Assistant

Our Footcare volunteers welcome the patients, answer their questions, write receipts and book a next appointment for them.  They interact with the patient, making it a pleasant and social experience for them, while they wait for their turn to see the nurse.

Member of Foundation Board of Directors

Members of the Foundation Board provide strategic leadership to VON by committing to excellence in advocacy and supporting VON to achieve its important vision and mission.  Board members oversee the VON Foundation, participate in fund-raising events and work to increase the visibility and knowledge of VON in the community.

Lambton County Connects Program Facilitator

Lambton County Connects (LCC) is a phone based program for individuals in Lambton County. The programs will be facilitated by staff, volunteers, and guest speakers. We are currently looking for volunteers to assist our staff by facilitating phone programs. Each phone program will be 30 minutes, and all programs will run from Monday-Friday, between 10 am- 3 pm.

Tasks will include: facilitating programs over the phone to a group of 8-10 individuals, assisting with creating program content, checking program email, and communicating with members and LCC staff.

If you are passionate about providing program opportunities to individuals, have great communication skills, and enjoy program planning, please contact us today!

Contact Lee Ann Woollings at:

Office:  519-882-1470 ext. 5007 or  1-800-565-3890 ext. 5007

Email: lcc@county-lambton.on.ca

 

Volunteer Crisis Responder

Victim Services of Sarnia Lambton is a non-profit organization that provides to support to victims following a crime or tragic circumstance. The Volunteer Crisis Responders will provide immediate on-scene emotional and/or practical support. Volunteer Crisis Responders are needed for weekdays, weeknights, and weekends. Training is provided. Please visit www.victimservices.on.ca to fill out an online application.