Volunteering in Sarnia-Lambton


Nursing Home Volunteer

Posted by on March 6th, 2019


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.


Start Date: ongoing
End Date:
Length of Commitment: Vision is happy to accept students to help them with their community hours, but they must commit to 50 hours!
Time Commitment: 2 to 4 hours on average
Total Days Needed:
Minimum Age Required:
Training Required:
Training Provided: Specific training and orientation is conducted by staff members.
Skills Required:
Population Served:
Additional Information: Potential volunteers participate in an interview with the Volunteer Services Coordinator and are given a tour of our facility. After the screening process that involves a police check and vulnerable sector check, and TB testing is completed, the volunteer is matched with the activity that reflects their interests, strengths, and desires.

Location Details

Street: 229 Wellington Street
City: Sarnia
Postal Code: N7T 1G9
Travel Directions: almost at Wellington and Brock Street intersection

Contact Person

Name: Betty Richardson
Position: Volunteer Coordinator
Email: brichardson@vision74.com
Website: www.vision74.com
Day Phone: 519-336-6551 ext 7178
Evening Phone:
Fax: 519-336-5878