This week is National Volunteer Week and we would like to celebrate some of our amazing volunteers! Crib is a popular game during our weekly Games Night.
One of our awesome volunteers, Hannah, comes every week to play crib with whoever is up for the challenge!
Sarah comes once a week after work to help us serve the busy supper meal.
Bingo is always a huge hit!
Live music during coffee house is an amazing treat to sooth the soul and make the evening feel special.
Our Cameco Community Kitchen is run almost 100% by volunteers, who bring the food, prepare it, and serve it to the wider community on Mondays and Fridays from 5:30pm to 6:30pm. This is a great team build exercise and we hope to continue the program even in the summer months.
This lovely group of women put together dehydrated food packages for our Mobile Outreach to give out to people they encounter on the street. Just add water and you get a wholesome, healthy meal!
Thank you for sharing your amazing talent!
Sharing smiles and uplifting people!
Betty and Henriette volunteer with St. Anne’s Parish. Once a month they bring snacks and play BINGO, which is a huge hit with everyone! They also help bake cookies and help stuff envelopes. Wow!
Whitney is one of our lovely volunteers. She comes weekly to help out with our lunch meal!
To finish off National Volunteer Week, we would like to say a huge THANK YOU to all of our amazing volunteers!! All the work that volunteers do here (behind the scenes or otherwise), impacts every aspect of our client’s lives, and every part of our organization. Our volunteers go above and beyond, we could not do this without you!
We depend on our volunteers to help us lead classes, help prepare meals, and bring enthusiasm! By spending time with our clients, they are uplifted and feel a part of the community. Listed below are some opportunities to get involved with.
If you would like to become involved please fill out a volunteer application form, here. All volunteers will need to have a criminal record check and vulnerable sector check which is free with a letter from the Lighthouse.
Kitchen Help Sunday-Saturday 7:00am-5:30pm
Help prepare meals for those staying in our supported living tower and emergency shelter.
Meal Service Sunday-Saturday 8:00am-9:00am Breakfast
Serve food and beverages to those staying in our supported living tower and emergency shelter.
Maintenance Monday to Saturday 7:00am-6:00pm
(subject to volunteer availability)
Under the direction of Frank Rozsa, Building Manger, volunteers in this area while help with minor repair work. Volunteers must give at least one days notice before working a shift.
Game Night Wednesdays 6:30pm-8:00pm
Shuffle board, ping pong, cards, bingo , Wii games or whatever you’re up for! UNO is one of our top requested games. Come down for fun fellowship with those who are staying at the Lighthouse.
Sewing Class Thursdays 1:00pm-2:00pm
The Lighthouse has 6 sewing machines, where clients can learn skills. The hope is that this will progress into a Sewing Circle which will mend and repair clients’ clothing, and donated goods.
Art Class Saturdays 1:30pm-2:30pm
Lead by artistically inclined staff members, art class is always looking for new projects and new artists to share their expertise!
Potential Classes looking for volunteer leaders:
Coffee House Fridays 6:30pm-8:00pm
Informal opportunity to interact with clients while sharing coffee and snacks. This is a great chance to share your musical talents in a come-and-go atmosphere.
Front Desk Everyday
Help the front desk answer the phone, distribute mail, folding laundry and help clients with inquires and referrals. Filing and organizing will also be beneficial. This requires a commitment of at least 3 shifts per month.
Personal Needs Room Based on availability of volunteers
We are looking for a few hard working folks to take on organizing our donations room and opening it up to clients who are seeking clothes, bags, and shoes.
New Year’s Eve Party, Dec. 31, Tues. 7:00pm-10:30pm
We are looking for a few hard working individuals to accomplish special tasks or help hold event around the Lighthouse. Christmas will be a key time when we are looking for a special event for those we serve, as well as help planning spring and fall work bees.