Volunteering in Sarnia-Lambton

VOLUNTEERING: A Great Way To Grow

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

Due to COVID-19 Restrictions, this program is limited for opportunities until further notice.

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.

 

Bingo Volunteer

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 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.

If you like to work with people, and get out of the house – this is perfect.

Volunteer Transportation

Transport clients to medical appointments, social engagements, and to do shopping/errands.  A mileage reimbursement is offered. 

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.

Requirements: 

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.

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.

Friendly Visiting

Pay a friendly visit to a client in his or her home, or by phone. This service is mainly geared to isolated clients. 

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 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.

Forever Fit: Exercise Classes for older adults

Instruct a fitness class for older adults.  We will send you to training at the Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging in London where you will learn Senior Fitness instruction. 

Lambton Elderly Outreach offers a one hour low impact exercise class for those 60+ based on the design by the Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging (CCAA)

All volunteers go through a week-long training program through a certified trainer from the CCAA.

Classes are offered in various towns throughout Lambton County based on instructor availability.  Classes run from one to three times per week.  The volunteer coordinator assists with the administration of the program, including obtaining space for the program to be held, and ensuring equipment is kept up to date.

Telephone Support Volunteer

Volunteers are needed to ensure that seniors continue to receive their check-in calls through the Tel-Check program.

Volunteers are also needed to ensure that when people reach out to the Distress Line, their call will be answered.

For over 40 years volunteers have been providing telephone support to isolated seniors and individuals struggling with day to day life challenges in Sarnia Lambton.
If you are a good listener and care to speak with individuals who need support and to feel connected, call Donna at Family Counselling Centre 519-336-0120
Funded by the United Way

Distress Line Volunteer

 

Volunteers are needed to ensure that when people reach out to the Distress Line, their call will be answered.  Contact Donna at the Family Counselling Centre 519-336-0120 #251 to register.

Are you looking for a rewarding volunteer experience? Want to support individuals in our community, gain valuable training and experience, and be a part of an amazing team? Are you a good listener?

For over 40 years volunteers have been providing telephone support to isolated seniors and individuals struggling with day to day life challenges in Sarnia Lambton.

Funded by the United Way.