Volunteer


CASLM volunteers are special people who offer their time, energy, and skills in many different ways to contribute to our mandate and the children, youth and families we serve. They include students, working people and retirees. 
They come from diverse cultural, racial, ethnic, and religious groups. We strive to match volunteer assignments to the skills, interests and available time of each volunteer. 

Volunteer Driver Testimonial:

“With semi-retirement around the corner I found myself considering opportunities to volunteer in the community. During my career I had done some work with families so decided to take a closer look at the Children's Aid Society of London and Middlesex. With a variety of roles to choose from I selected the volunteer driver position. During the interview process the Agency did a great job of describing the position and expectations. Since I enjoyed driving and working with children/adults it seemed to be just the right fit. So, I signed up!

It didn't take long at all for me to realize that I had indeed made a good decision. Providing these supports to children and families was rewarding well beyond my initial expectations. And with the Volunteer Services staff being so supportive, understanding and accommodating; I really couldn't have asked for anything more by way of a meaningful volunteer opportunity.

If you are thinking about becoming a volunteer in your local community, please give serious consideration to the Children's Aid Society.  I can guarantee you will get back much more than you put in by way of just feeling good about providing support to families.

I have retired from the volunteer role because of other family commitments. But down the road should things change I will definitely be offering my services again.”
Volunteer Driver - Bob M. bobm


REQUIREMENTS:
- As of Oct. 2021 we require that all in person volunteers provide verification of dose two Covid-19 vaccination during the pandemic as per our policy. 
- For those who speak English as a second language, they must have achieved a Benchmark Level 6 in speaking, reading and listening as determined by the Canadian Department of Immigration and Citizenship.
- One year volunteer commitment minimally.
- A Vulnerable Sector Screening Police Check is required. Approved volunteers are reimbursed the fee. 

Please read role descriptions below. If you would like to proceed with a Volunteer Application, link to the PDF here.  All completed applications can be sent to: [email protected]

ROLES AVAILABLE:

-Events: Assisting with set-up, welcoming, information distribution and donation sorting. Examples include Holiday Campaign, Agency and Community Events.

-Special Requests: Specialized services or support to children, youth, families or staff. Examples include accountants, child and social services professionals.

-Friendly Visitor: Spend individual time with a child or family to share mutual interests and provide companionship. This is an in-person role.

- Homework Helper for Fall 2022: Help children with difficulties in various school subject areas in a one-to-one setting where extra attention may be required. This is a virtual role primarily. 

We work cooperatively to match volunteer needs and interests with the needs of our children, youth and families.

CASLM volunteers:

  • are considered valuable members of CASLM and experience volunteering as members of a diverse team.
  • have opportunities which promote satisfaction from helping children in need and giving something back to the community.
  • have their skills matched with available volunteer opportunities.
  • increase skills and experience through a variety of volunteer placements.
  • receive a clear description of the expectations and the needs of CASLM, particularly in relation to assignments.
  • are connected with Supervisors and workers for the necessary contact, support and supervision to enable them to work effectively as part of the team.
  • attend training in order to improve your knowledge and skills. Volunteers will be provided with an orientation package. 
  • can be provided with a letter of reference from CASLM on request after at least one year of volunteering.

 

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