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.
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.
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. All VON volunteers must show proof of at least 2 shots of Covid vaccine.
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. All VON volunteers must show proof of at least 2 shots of Covid vaccine.
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!