Nominations are now open for the 2023 Volunteer Appreciation Awards!

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.

Lambton Shores Swans - New Program!

Are interested in helping seniors?
Are interested in helping the youth?
Are interested in helping those in need?
Are interested in helping your community thrive?
Are interested in making a difference in this world?

If you answered yes to any of these, then you would be perfect for this new volunteer program!

Please contact: Kim Garside at kimmy_garside30@live.ca

The Lambton Shores Swans Program will benefit Arkona, Grand Bend, Ipperwash, Forest, Port Franks and Thedford.

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

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 Appreciation 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.

Learn more about the annual Volunteer Appreciation Awards

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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