Volunteering in Sarnia-Lambton

VOLUNTEERING: A Great Way To Grow

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 three delivery routes for the Frozen Meal Program:  a North, Central, and South Route throughout the county.  Volunteers are able to use one of the minivans from Lambton Elderly Outreach to deliver these meals.  Meals are prepared by Piquettes Frozen Meals and are picked up at the store by the North Lambton delivery volunteers and brought back to the office for distribution. Thermal bags are used to keep the meals cold during the delivery.   Volunteers are encouraged to visit for a few minutes 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. 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 and availability.

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.

Diners Club (Seniors Luncheon)

Attend one of our Diners Club luncheons to help serve our clients a nutritious meal. 

Our Diners Clubs are offered in Corunna.

They offer a hot meal at a minimal cost, and an opportunity for socializing with other seniors.  A guest speaker or entertainer follows the meal.

Volunteers assist with setting up tables, serving the meal, and clean up. They are encouraged to join the clients at lunch (complimentary).

Forever Fit: Exercise Classes for Seniors

Instruct a fitness class for seniors.  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 seniors 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.

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.

Big Bunch Mentor

Big Bunch Mentors are adult volunteers of good character who share 3 hours every two weeks from October to June within a group mentoring program for children and youth. The Big Bunch program provides girls and boys a mentoring experience in a group setting. This program pairs  2 to 3 mentees from the Big Brother Big Sister waiting list with one mentor. Through regular outings organized by the agency, a relationship is developed between the mentor and mentee as well as between mentees. The program promotes healthy socialization and new experiences for both the mentor and mentee.

Couple Mentoring

The Couples Mentoring program matches a married or common-law couple aged 21 and over who would like to share the joys and rewards of befriending a child together. Through regular outings, a relationship is developed between the mentors and mentees that is built on trust and common interests and is supported by an experienced Caseworker. Couples generally spend about 80% of their time together with the Little Brother allowing some one to one time with child.

Big Sister Mentor

The Big Sister Mentoring Program provides girls with a positive female role model and friend to talk to and share the experiences of growing up with. Through regular outings, 3 to 4 hours a week, a relationship is developed between mentor and mentee that is built on trust and common interests and is supported by an experienced Caseworker. The result is a life changing experience for both the mentor and mentee that is built on trust and common interests and is supported by an experienced Caseworker. This program promotes the importance of staying in school and healthy relationships with family and peers while teaching trust, independent thinking and self confidence in order to make healthy decisions, all while having fun.

Community Friend

A community Friend is a volunteer who provides support to children and adults. Each child or adult is paired with a volunteer who shares the same interests. Parent/caregiver receive a short break while their son/daughter enjoys a community based activity with the volunteer.