SERVING OPPORTUNITIES

Cheshire

Note-taking and Letter writing:  Cheshire is recruiting a volunteer to assist one of our elderly clients in the Supports for Daily Living Program (SDL). Our SDL program provides support for “frail” seniors in their own homes within the City of London.  This devoted client is a member of a couple service clubs but is elderly and with having physical limitations he is requiring assistance with note-taking and letter writing.    Do you have an hour available to assist this gentleman on a weekly basis so that he can continue to participate in the clubs that mean so much to him?

Group Grocery Shoppers:  Cheshire is looking for a Volunteer to shop on a weekly basis for our group home that provides care for 8 Consumers on Topping Lane. Volunteers are required to take a prepared shopping list to the grocery store, pick out the groceries and then to return the groceries to the group home for the Staff and Consumers to put away. Training is provided and your assistance is needed as soon as possible.

Gardener: Cheshire is looking for Volunteers with a green thumb to provide gardening assistance for frail seniors and adults with physical disabilities. Responsibilities will include planting, weeding, and maintaining the gardens as well as developing positive memories with one of our Consumers in their homes or at Cheshire 1 & Cheshire 3.

For more information on these incredible opportunities please call Christina at (519) 434-8544 ext. 121, or email Christina at Christina.chalupa@cheshirelondon.ca

Mission services

The Gathering Place

We are looking for a group of adult individuals (18+) to help paint The Gathering Place.  This will be a two day weekend project (Saturday-Sunday) from 8:30am-4:30pm.  The weekend will be determined according to the group’s availability.  For more information email volunteer@missionservices.ca or call Melissa at 519-433-2807.

Quintin Warner House

One-on-one Time – Simply time with the guys playing games, watching TV, going for a walk, etc. Mondays or Wednesday between 4:00pm and 7:30pm.

Projects/Repairs – numerous repairs are needed in the three homes that Quintin Warner operates out of, from painting to repairs.

Painters Needed – Quintin Warner house needs volunteers to help paint the interior of their 3 homes. Paint one room or take on more. Painting to begin in October.

Rotholme Women’s and Family Shelter

PLAYING

Each evening from 6:30-7:30, Rotholme has a time of crafts and play for the children. A great chance to bring your skills with children and provide parents with some personal time.

CLEANING

Spend 2-4 hours at Rotholme cleaning – inside and outside. A chance to serve with your kids as well.

BAKING

Provide individually wrapped snacks for 20-30 kids to take in their school lunches who are staying in temporary shelter at Rotholme.

Manicures and/or Haircuts – Serve the residents who are in transition in this wonderful way. Daytime or evenings.

Children’s Activities – Organize and lead evening activities for up to 10 children aged 3+. Activity time is from 6:30pm-7:30pm.

Men’s Mission – 459 York Street

Social Time – serve ice cream sundaes and interact with the residents of the mission on York Street. Great opportunity for a couple of people to serve together. Support is provided by intake staff.

Kitchen Support – work in the kitchen at Men’s Mission including food preparation, cleaning and serving. Anytime between 6:00am and 6:30pm.

Light Maintenance – assist in painting, cleaning and light maintenance at Men’s Mission.

Safe Haven Drop-In Centre – 459 York Street

Assist the staff with serving breakfast, coffee and snacks: any day from 7:00am-3:00pm.

Crashbeds – 8:00pm-10:00pm. Assist staff with snacks, light housekeeping and interaction with clients.

COOKING

Provide an evening meal for the 35 men and women at the “Crash Beds” who are living on the street and need a place to spend the night. Make it at home and drop it off at the shelter in the evening.

London Crisis Pregnancy Centre

ADOPTING A TEEN MOM

Come alongside a young mom/expectant mom and encourage her by befriending and investing time.  You can be a single woman or a family to participate in this.  You can spend as much time as your schedule allows – this is a wonderful way to come alongside someone who just needs a friend, possibly a mentor, a role model or someone to cheer them on!

BAKING/COOKING

Thursday evenings (5:00-7:30pm), 30 young moms and their little ones come together to learn parenting skills, for support and encouragement.  The programs are called Step and Grip.  We need baked goodies and/or simple meals for 60 people (adults and little ones).  This is a great way for small groups or a youth group to get involved.

DRIVING

Every Thursday evening (5:00-7:30pm), 30 young moms and their little ones come together to learn parenting skills, for support and encouragement.  The programs are called Step and Grip.  You can serve by driving them to their program and home again.  Even if you can only help with one way that is still very helpful and appreciated.

PRAYING

Adopt a teen mom and commit to praying for her as she journeys through her pregnancy and all the challenges along the way, as she delivers and begins life as a new mom.

Life Resource Centre

PROVIDING DINNER

Provide and serve a meal for the Sunday community dinner for up to 70 people (kids and adults). A great opportunity for small groups.

Habitat for Humanity London

There are many ways to serve with Habitat, from helping in the ReStore, to repairing items for sale, to joining a house build team.

Currently:

Behind the Scenes Support Teams:

–          Family Selection and Support

–          Construction

–          Marketing and Communication

–          Board of Directors

ReStore

–          Warehouse Assistant

–          Cashier

–          Driver Assistant

–          Product Processing

–          De-construction

Construction Teams

–          Unskilled as well as Licensed Trades people (carpentry, HVAC, electrician, gas fitting, drywall, plumber, roofer)

If interested in any of the above opportunities, go to www.habitatlondon.ca and click on the “Volunteer” tab at the top of the page.

New Life Prison Ministries

Serve in prison at the Elgin-Middlesex Detention Centre in South London

–          Weekly Christian DVD program with discussion time

–          Weekly one-on-one visiting

–          Weekly or monthly chapel services

Serve at the Arva Office

–          Counseling with bible correspondence courses

–          Assist with office administration

Serve in the London Community

–          After care and family support network