National Volunteer Week - April 18-24, 2021
Lambton Shores is home to many wonderful volunteers who make our community a better place.
In conjunction with National Volunteer Week, the Municipality is opening nominations for the
2021 Volunteer Recognition Awards. If you know a volunteer in our community that should be recognized for
their contributions to Lambton Shores, please review the policy and complete the nomination form. 
Volunteer Recognition Policy
Volunteer Awards Nomination Form
Completed forms must be submitted by Friday, June 18, 2021. 
Please note that the signature of the nominee is not required this year, but they will need to send
an acceptance of the nomination email to events@lambtonshores.ca

Volunteering is a rewarding way to give back to your community.

Volunteers needed

Below are some of the local groups that need volunteers to help. To post your group's volunteer positions, please complete our online form.

Canadian Red Cross – Volunteer drivers

We need volunteers to drive the frail, elderly and/or adults with physical disabilities to and from medical appointments.

Call 519-332-6380 for details or to volunteer.

Canadian Red Cross volunteer driver job description

Friends of Pinery Park – Various positions

We need volunteers for various activities in the Park. Some activities include: dune grass dig, fish fries, Nature Store help and special events.

To volunteer, email fopp@oxford.net and include ‘Volunteer Opportunities' in the subject line.

Lambton Shores Nature Trails – Various Positions

LSNT is growing organization and always looking for volunteers!

Lambton Shores Nature Trails is dedicated to protecting and preserving invironmentally sensitive areas of Lambton Shores and vicinity.

Please contact Marilyn Keunecke-Smith at 519-518-7229 or marilyns4trails@gmail.com to inquire about current volunteer opportunities.

North Lambton Community Health Centre – Various positions

Various volunteer positions are available. The North Lambton Community Health Centre webpage has details, or call 519-786-4545 ext. 273.

One Care – Various positions

We are looking for volunteers in the Grand Bend area to support seniors through home visits, as drivers, assisting at the dining program and the day program. Call 1-877-502-8277 ext. 2001 or email ggowanlock@onecaresupport.ca.

Victim Services of Sarnia-Lambton – Crisis response team

We are looking for volunteers to join our crisis response team. For details visit the Victim Services of Sarnia-Lambton website or call 519-344-8861 ext. 5238.

Recognize a volunteer

There are many ways to thank a volunteer. Check out the list below for some local, provincial and federal volunteer awards.

Local Volunteer Awards

Thank a local volunteer or group through the Lambton Shores Volunteer Recognition Program. Nomination forms are due the third Friday in June each year. Council present the awards annually at the Volunteer Recognition BBQ in September.

Volunteer Recognition Policy
Volunteer Awards Nomination Form
2020 Award Recipients

Community Group Spotlight

This is a monthly recognition program where groups can share the stories of events and projects taking place in the community. Each month, the Lambton Shores Community Connection newsletter features one group's story.

Community Group Spotlight Information Form
Lambton Shores Monthly Community Connection Spotlight Group 

Other Volunteer Awards

Both the provincial and federal levels of government have award programs in place to recognize volunteers.

Province of Ontario Honours and Awards
Government of Canada Volunteer Awards Program

Resources for volunteers

Volunteer Canada is a national organization that provides leadership and expertise on volunteerism to increase participation, quality and diversity of volunteer experiences. Visit the Volunteer Canada website for more information and resources.

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