Volunteer: Sarnia-Lambton

Volunteer Visiting Program

After living successful and productive lives many seniors are surprised to find themselves lonely and isolated.  If their spouse is gone or their drivers license is no longer valid, if health is failing or mobility is diminished seniors often discover it is increasingly hard to get out and generate new relationships.  This is where the VON Volunteer Visiting program can step in.  We provide much-needed friendship and support to seniors who find themselves disconnecting socially.

The Volunteer Visiting Program is free of charge.  Volunteers are matched with clients after a Coordinator assesses the needs and interests of the client.  They may visit in the home, play cards, run errands, go for coffee or sit under the bridge and watch the boats go by.  The volunteer is not coming to do work for the client but to be a friend.  They provide a listening ear, a comfortable presence and a joyful heart.  Self-referrals and referrals from all other sources are welcome.  Volunteers are carefully screened before being matched with a client.

Give us a call at 519-542-2310 or email sheryl.guest@von.ca for more information.