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I Wanted To Learn More About Volunteering In Sarnia- Lambton & I Came Across This Wonderful Website

As a realtor who is frequently out in the community, I've come across many people, perhaps just like yourself, who are empty nesters or retired. They are looking for ideas on how to become more social in the welcoming community we live in. They want to get out more, meet new people, and are thinking they would like to add a little more purpose to their lives.

So, I wanted to learn more about volunteering in Sarnia Lambton, and I came across this wonderful website, I had some questions and I was so pleasantly surprised to learn that we have such a wonderful resource right at our fingertips!

Embarking on a journey of volunteerism in Sarnia-Lambton opens doors to endless possibilities, enriching both the community and personal growth. As you explore the realm of volunteering, it's natural to have questions & addresses some of the most common inquiries to guide you on your path to making a difference.

On the site I found these Frequently Asked Questions:

1. Where do the volunteer opportunities on this site come from?

VCASL (Volunteer Coordinators' Association of Sarnia-Lambton) member organizations list volunteer opportunities on this website that they have available.

2. How much time do I need to give?

Volunteer opportunities vary greatly with some volunteering requiring many hours a week and some only a few hours each month. Member organizations can assist you to find a volunteer opportunity that will best fit with your busy lifestyle.

3. How long will I have to commit for?

Volunteer opportunities range from one time special events to ongoing involvement over many years. Volunteering selection will depend on your needs, availability of time and commitment to a cause, as well as the organization’s requirements.

4. What skills will I need?

Each volunteer opportunity is unique. Some volunteering may not require any particular skill while others might have job descriptions which make use of specific training or skills.

5. Will my expenses be paid?

Member organizations can advise you of their individual policies regarding expense repayment. Most organizations will reimburse costs you have incurred, for example, volunteer drivers are often paid a per kilometre rate for transportation of clients.

6. What can I expect as a volunteer?

You should expect to be treated in a respectful way, have a clear understanding of your role, and receive appropriate training and support. If you are unclear about anything or feel uncomfortable about what you have been asked to do, remember – you have the right to ask for clarification regarding your role or tasks. Talking to the volunteer co-ordinator can help ensure a positive volunteering experience.

7. Can I volunteer if I have a disability?

Yes. Many organizations provide volunteer opportunities for people with disabilities.

8. Can I volunteer if I’m under 16 years of age?

Yes. There are a number of volunteering opportunities for youth. Some organizations may have specific age limits detailed in their policies.

9. I want to volunteer.  How do I start?

Click on the Opportunities link at the top of the website. When you find an opportunity that interests you, contact the organization directly using the contact information in the posting. You could also contact an organization even if you don’t see what you want, but would still like to help. Each organization has its own application and onboarding process for volunteers, which they will help you through. links you to the volunteer opportunities available right now in Sarnia-Lambton. Here is a snapshot of what the website looks like.

You can peruse through the different volunteer opportunities that are available then click on learn more to find out all the details!

Thank you to The Volunteer Coordinators’ Association Sarnia-Lambton for making this resource available!

If you want to learn more about Volunteering In Sarnia-Lambton you can contact them directly through

I’m Carla and I'm on a quest to learn everything there is to know about Living In Lambton so I can SHARE it with YOU!! 
Because there is nothing more important than helping my real estate clients get all the information they need … to buy & sell their home!

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Contact - Carla MacGregor REALTOR®
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