Volunteer Information

Volunteer Information

Sarnia-Lambton Children's Aid Society is a trusted ally to families, communities and cultures in creating safe, nurturing environments for children and youth to grow and succeed.


Over 50 Volunteers help our Agency provide service to children, youth and families each year. Volunteers assist our agency in implementing personalized services that support families caring for children. Volunteers receive direction and support from team members at the agency and in the community, who are also working to support children in families.

Who can Volunteer?

Men and women, single and partnered, working, retired, and students. Volunteers are people who choose to contribute some of their time, energy and special skills they may have. Volunteers work alongside staff, foster parents and families to enhance the lives of children and youth.

What is expected of a Volunteer?

Volunteers are expected to be reliable and to set a good example. They are required to maintain confidentiality and to report any concerns they may have. Some Volunteers donate a few hours each week or month, while others donate a large part of their leisure time.

What do Volunteers do?

Volunteers provide a wide range of services:


The Volunteer driver provides transportation for children and/or families to appointments, school, daycare, or visits. Any Volunteer that drives as part of their volunteer role must provide their own vehicle, a clean Driver’s Abstract and verification of one million dollars liability insurance.

Child Care

The Volunteer provides child-minding to enable a parent to attend appointments, parenting groups or to have a period of respite. The Volunteer will occupy children with crafts, games or other child-focused activities. Some Volunteers assist with child-minding for parenting groups offered or sponsored by the Agency.

Project/Special Events

The Volunteer assists in the coordination and delivery of initiatives (seeking community sponsors for families, celebrating Children and Youth in Care Day) and special events on a time-limited but potentially annual basis.

And Volunteers make up our agency Board of Directors!

Volunteer Opportunities:

If you are interested in Volunteering, please fill out our online application or contact Karl Flegel, our Supervisor of Volunteer Services, at 519-336-0623 ext 314 or kflegel@slcas.on.ca.

An interview time will be arranged and you will be asked to provide references, a criminal record check, and sign an oath of confidentiality. Orientation and training will be provided.