Volunteering in Sarnia-Lambton


Adult Mentors

Posted by on February 8th, 2024


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


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


Start Date: 2024-05-06
End Date: Ongoing
Length of Commitment: 1 Year
Time Commitment: 1-2 hours per week
Total Days Needed: Mon-Th (at volunteer discretion)
Minimum Age Required: 25
Training Required: Yes
Training Provided: Yes
Skills Required: Proficiency and comfort teaching in some of the following areas: - reading, writing, math, basic computers (Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint), internet navigation, staying safe online, using smartphones/tablets, other digital skills like virtual meeting software like Teams or Zoom, financial understanding to teach financial literacy basic, skilled trades math
Activities: Working one-to-one with an adult learner
Transportation: Yes
Population Served:
Additional Information: Literacy Lambton celebrates lifelong learning and seeks to offer our mentors training opportunities as they arise to sharpen their skills and expand their knowledge

Location Details

Street: 103, 180 College Ave. N
City: Sarnia
Postal Code: N7T 7X2
Travel Directions: Lochiel Kiwanis Community Centre is located at College Ave. N and George St. downtown Sarnia

Contact Person

Name: Tracy Pound
Position: Executive Director
Email: tracy.pound@literacylambton.org
Website: https://www.literacylambton.org/volunteer
Day Phone: 5193324876
Evening Phone: