Caregiver Respite Visitor
Whether caring for a loved one who has dementia or another medical condition, caregivers often hesitate or simply cannot leave their loved ones alone. Our respite visitors visit the home once a week to provide a couple of hours of respite so the caregiver can freely get out to do whatever will re-energize them! Volunteers do not provide medical care but are watchful eyes and ears to summon help if needed. Depending on the health status of the client they may stay in and visit, play cards, go for a walk, do some shopping, have coffee or even take a trip to the bridge! All VON volunteers must show proof of at least 2 shots of Covid vaccine.
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.
Board of Directors
Victim Services of Sarnia Lambton (VSSL) is a non-profit organization that provides immediate emotional and practical support to victims of crime or tragic circumstance, funded by the Ministry of the Attorney General. Board Members are needed to support the organization’s governance. VSSL has adopted a Policy Board Governance model.
Volunteer Crisis Responders Needed
Victim Services of Sarnia Lambton is a non-profit organization that provides immediate emotional and practical support to victims of crime or tragic circumstance. Crisis Responders are needed for weekdays, weeknights, and weekends. Training is provided. Please visit www.victimservices.on.ca to fill out the online application.
Administrative Office Support Volunteer
Administrative Office Support volunteers needed to assist with a variety of administrative tasks.
Assist our clientele by answering phones and directing calls to the appropriate department. Filing, copying, stuffing envelopes, data entry and various duties as needed. Some roles require intermediate computer skills, while others require good organizational skills and being detail-oriented. Tasks are variable based on deadlines.
Lambton Elderly Outreach is currently looking for people to aid in their fundraising efforts through Bingo.
Volunteering for BINGO is so easy! Gone are the days of being a ‘runner’ because everything is done electronically so that all that is involved is clearing tables and promoting LEO. A short 30-minute training session is required and 2 hours of your time (hours are flexible) which provides the organization with BINGO shares. It’s a fantastic fundraiser!
Bingo sessions occur two (2), to three (3) times a month for two (2) hours slots.
No handling of cash is required.
Dress code is in effect as per OLG, and OCGA regulations. Black pants and we will provide a golf shirt.
Come out and chat with the players and enjoy time with the other volunteer at the session.
Transport clients to medical appointments, social engagements, and to do shopping/errands. A mileage reimbursement is offered.
As a volunteer in this program you will be providing a needed service and assistance to clients that otherwise would not likely get out. You will have conversation and a feeling of giving back.
Volunteers use their personal vehicle to transport clients, and are reimbursed: mileage is calculated as a return trip from the client’s home to their destination and back.
- Valid ‘G’ license held for minimum of 2 years
- Clean driving record, driver’s abstract required
- Satisfactory criminal record check
Meals on Wheels
This program is an Essential Service and is actively delivering both hot and cold meals throughout Lambton County.
Deliver meals and spend a few minutes providing a safety check to clients in the Meals on Wheels program.
Hot Meals: delivered throughout the county. Meals consist of a soup, entrée and dessert, and are delivered 2 to 3 times per week by volunteers. Each town has different pick-up locations and procedures to follow. If you are volunteering for this program you will job shadow with an experienced volunteer. Volunteers are encouraged to visit for a few minutes as a safety check and to inform the Program Coordinator of any health status changes. There is a honorarium for performing this service using your vehicle.
Frozen Meal Program: Meals are ordered and delivered every 2 weeks throughout Lambton County. Orders may consist of soups, entrées, and desserts. There are currently four delivery routes for the Frozen Meal Program throughout the county. Volunteers are able to use one of the minivans from Lambton Elderly Outreach to deliver these meals. Meals are prepared by Apetito and are picked up by volunteers to deliver from the office. Thermal bags are used to keep the meals cold during the delivery. Volunteers are encouraged to visit for a few minutes from the client’s door to provide a safety check and note any health status changes.
Pay a friendly visit to a client in his or her home, or by phone. This service is mainly geared to isolated clients.
Make new friends!
Be there to talk, listen, participate in activities, and provide companionship to someone in your community who may not be able to get out to socialize.
Volunteers provide friendly visits to seniors or disabled adults who may be isolated and/or who are lonely. Volunteers are matched based on interest, availability and location.
The volunteer and client will set up their own schedule for visit days and times. The volunteer is required to report any client concerns to the program coordinator.