Volunteering in Sarnia-Lambton


Technology Savvy Volunteer

Fairwinds Lodge is looking for a volunteer who is familiar with various forms of technology such as cellphones, I-pads, computers and is interested in assisting seniors in our community with learning about these devices. Volunteers would be responsible for meeting one on one with residents to help answer their questions regarding their technological devices. Volunteers must be comfortable working with little supervision and communicating with seniors.

Evening Bingo Assistant

Fairwinds Lodge is looking for a volunteer who is able to assist residents in participating in the Kiwanis bingo held weekly on Tuesdays at 7pm. If you are interested in assisting seniors in this capacity please contact Tina deBakker at tina.debakker@siennaliving.ca

Weekend Bingo Caller

Are you available for an hour on Saturday afternoons? Do you enjoy working with Seniors? Join us! We would love to welcome you to the Fairwinds Lodge Volunteer Team! Contact tina.debakker@siennaliving.ca for more information.

Puppeteer for a Cause!

Family Counselling Centre is in need of volunteers to join their Kids on the Block Program. Learn to puppeteer and present skits that provide youth in Sarnia with lessons on inclusion, prevention, and safety. No experience necessary. Join the fun today!

Special Event Volunteers

Volunteers needed for Juke Box Challenge held each March. We need outgoing, proactive and organized volunteers to join our committee, help plan & work on the night of the event. Don’t want a long term commitment? That’s okay because we need many “night of” volunteers. If this interests you, please give us a call or send us an email. There may also be other times of the year when you could help. Let’s talk and explore possibilities.

ReStore Volunteer

ReStore – Cash & Customer Service; Inventory & Pricing; Workshop Repairs; Display & Merchandise Care

Special Event Volunteer

Looking to obtain your highschool hours? Enjoy large social events? Come volunteer at Fairwinds Lodge for our fun, summer events!

Promotion Committee Volunteer

This role may interest community members looking to stay at the committee level or provide you with a chance to participate in Literacy Lambton prior to Board-level commitment.



INTERESTED? APPLY HERE > https://www.literacylambton.org/volunteer/

About Literacy Lambton

Headquartered in the Lochiel Kiwanis Community Centre in the heart of Sarnia’s downtown district, Literacy Lambton’s mission is to create and deliver exceptional literacy learning opportunities for the residents of Lambton County.

We help adults 19+ improve their reading, writing, math, basic computer skills and digital knowledge through one-to-one, in-person, or synchronous virtual learning; and offer FREE in-person family literacy outreach programs. Our service is amplified by passionate volunteers, from our governance Board to our frontline program. Check us out at www.literacylambton.org or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram or LinkedIn @literacylambton. Literacy Lambton—formerly Organization for Literacy in Lambton—has been powering people’s potential since 1989.

Registered charitable #: 135262012 RR0001

Nursing Home Volunteer

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.

Bingo Helper

Looking for volunteers to help residents go to bingo from our Nursing Home to our Rest Home. Bingo is on Monday and Thursday evenings, from 6:00 to 8:00.