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. 

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. 

- Driver: 
The Volunteer Driver Program is one of the longest established volunteer services at the our agency. It aims at providing consistent volunteer transportation for children, youth and, from time to time, their families both within and outside of the London and Middlesex area. Please note the following overview of requirements and responsibilities for all volunteer drivers.

  • Have a valid driver’s license, a good driving record, and a reliable vehicle. Must have a minimum of $1,000,000 Public Liability Insurance.
  • Have a mobile phone.
  • Willingness to transport all ages – infants, children, youth, adults.
  • Physical ability to lift car seats. We provide the required car and booster seats and training.
  • Wearing a mask on assignments from beginning to end at this time. Masks are provided.
  • Proof of dose two COVID-19 vaccination.
  • Trained and approved drivers provide their availability to suit their schedule with assignments distributed weekly. A combination of shorter and longer distance drives and passengers’ ages are assigned to each driver.
  • Reimbursement for kilometres driven based on $.58/km provided to drivers each subsequent month. Reimbursements are not income.

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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