You can live in a building with lots of other people around and still be very lonely and isolated. A team of two group visiting leaders go into a building where a lot of seniors live and lead scheduled times of guided discussion. The aim is to assist them in getting to know one another and build friendships with those around them.
The Manor Auxiliary is currently looking for members to join the team. Members attend a monthly meeting, assist with activities in the Home, assist with fundraising and work in the tuck shop. For more information: please call Marg Maltin President 519-542-8296 or Lee Ann Woollings 519-381-8185
Would you or someone you know be interested in taking an Elder for a ride on this bike! The Lodge, The Manor and The Villa are currently recruiting volunteers to be trained as bike pilots to take Elders for rides in the community. The trishaw bike has a robust 500 Watt electric motor and trustworthy gearing selection that will enable pilots the confidence to conquer a wide variety of terrain in style.
For more information about the exciting opportunity please email firstname.lastname@example.org call 519-381-8185 or indicate interested in the comments and you will be contacted.
Volunteers will be able to schedule themselves for a morning, afternoon or evening rides.
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
Many seniors are not able to get out of their home to exercise or attend fitness classes. SMART volunteers visit a senior in their home once a week for twelve weeks to complete a simple exercise routine of set stretches and exercises that have been designed to prevent falls. There is no floor work or exercises with weights. Clients are expected to complete the exercise regime at least once on their own between visits. By the end of the twelve weeks clients have established an exercise routine that they can accomplish independently and safely! All VON volunteers must show proof of at least 2 shots of Covid vaccine.
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.
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. We are currently most in need of volunteers who are available during the day on weekdays.
It’s been a lonely couple of years for many people but especially our senior population. It’s finally time to start visiting again! Would you be willing to visit a lonely and isolated senior on a weekly basis? Right now you can only visit them in their home but as restrictions lesson you can take them out to help with errands, go for a drive, or have a cuppa joe. Our clients have lived productive lives but now find themselves alone and staring at the walls, unable to get out without a friend. They have much to offer someone who takes time to listen! All VON volunteers must show proof of at least 2 shots of Covid vaccine.
We provide telephone visits to individuals who are waiting for a volunteer visitor to come to their home weekly. Volunteers simply call to have a chat and keep in touch. Calls may vary from 5-30 minutes depending on the individuals and situation. Telephone visitors call at least twice a month but if the client is lonely they may call as often as twice a week. Volunteers may choose to have from one to six clients on their call list and call the same people each month to establish a relationship. All VON volunteers must show proof of at least 2 shots of Covid vaccine.
HELP is a program that serves our older patients (70+) who are at risk of experiencing a delirium (sudden onset of confusion) and functional decline while in hospital.
With direction from the Elder Life Specialist, volunteers provide patients with engaging activities and ensure that patients are comfortable and oriented to their surroundings. As a HELP volunteer, you will assist with providing patients with four interventions activities.
HELP volunteers are required to participate in HELP volunteer training which includes:
After completing the training, volunteers are assigned one 3-4 hour shift per week.