Volunteer

Volunteering is an opportunity to share your time, talents and abilities. Our volunteers are a valued part of our team and play a significant role in all areas of our agency, developing lasting relationships with people and helping to enrich their quality of life.

By becoming a volunteer, you will make a difference in the lives of people with a developmental disability and a difference in our community. You will enjoy a flexible schedule tailored to meet your goals, needs and interests. Some of the benefits of volunteering include:

  • Channelling your passion
  • Gaining awareness
  • Breaking down barriers in our community
  • Gaining work and life experience
  • Meeting new people and contributing to your community
  • Increasing your health and wellness
  • Most importantly, having FUN!

We want to work with you to find the best fit for your interests, time and talents. Here are a few examples:

Contribute your time and talents to help Community Living to become better known and respected in our community.  Sometimes you may also have an opportunity to help bring in some much-needed money that will enrich the lives of people with an intellectual and/or other disability.  One things for sure, you’ll always have fun and help bring down barriers.

Work alongside our staff in Housing Support, Community Participation Support, Day Support, and Family Respite Support to ensure that people are engaged in our community. The possibilities are endless!

As a Volunteer Tutor, you’ll be paired with an adult to participate in special interest courses and/or classes. Volunteer Tutors attend the class/course, facilitate their partner’s participation, and spend time completing class assignments together. It’s a great way to forge a friendship, promote integration and community participation - and – Volunteer Tutors receive tuition assistance.

Supported Volunteer Coaches support youth and adults in becoming contributing volunteers in our community and in assessing and training some such volunteers who may have the potential to also gain employment.

As Social/Rec Volunteer you’ll have a blast assisting with recreational and social activities like bowling, baseball, bus trips, boat cruises, swimming, dances and skiing.

As a Community Friend, you’ll be matched to provide one-on-one companionship and support to a child or adult so that you can share your personal interests and enjoy spending time with each other.

A Host Family opens their home on a regular basis to provide care for a child or adult with an intellectual and/or other disability.  Host Families are true examples of the community taking care of the community.

We accept students from various colleges & universities. It’s a great way to develop new skills, new opportunities for networking, and new friendships.

Community Living Sarnia-Lambton’s employment model has been shared and adopted by other communities across Ontario and even internationally.

Vision: A community where everyone is valued and can participate.

Volunteers are the bridge between the community and the services that we provide

Community Living Sarnia-Lambton has grown to support more than 400 children and adults with developmental and intellectual challenges.