Volunteer Opportunities

Optimist Club of St. Jacobs raises funds for Grand River NICU

November 14, 15, 16, 2019 6:30 pm - 9 pm weekdays, Saturday 12 pm - 3 pm and 3 pm to 6 pm

During St. Jacobs Sparkles weekend we will be collecting funds for the NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) at Grand River Hospital. All of this money goes directly to help out the needs of the NICU and our littlest and newest citizens of our region. The NICU at Grand River is a very special place and still needs more support.

If you would like to help us, please sign up here - Volunteer Sign Up.

For more information on St. Jacobs Sparkles, please visit their page by clicking here.




Breakfast with Santa

December 14, 2019 8 am - 1 pm

This is our biggest event of the year. We typically feed about 300 people and it is held at St. Jacobs United Church (48 Hawkesville Rd, St. Jacobs). We need volunteers to help with cooking, serving, cleaning, and our silent auction and penny auction for the kids. We have Mr. and Mrs Claus and they always need a helper.

It's a fun event - we have a women's barbershop group there signing Christmas carols and a face painter for the kids. If you would like to help us, please sign up here: Volunteer Sign Up




Easter Egg Hunt

April 11, 2020 9 am - 11 am

This is a pretty simple event. We hide easter eggs in a park in St. Jacobs and we have the park divided up in areas by age groupings. It gives the little kids a better chance at finding eggs. We need help with set up and tear down at this event. It's not a lot of effort and would only be 2 hours at most. If you are interested in helping put the candy in the plastic Easter Eggs, we can always put you in contact with the organizer and there would be a few more hours available doing that. If you would like to help us, please sign up here: Volunteer Sign Up




Lawn Aerating

April 27 - May 2, 2020

Each year, we rent aerators and aerate lawns around St. Jacobs. Lawn aeration helps prevent soil compaction and contributes to good lawn health. We are looking for a large number of volunteers that are willing to give hours whenever they can. Weeknights we aerate for a approximately 2 hours and Saturday we do a full day push to complete the remaining lawns. If you would like to help us, please sign up here: Volunteer Sign Up

Upcoming Events

  • 2019-11-14 St. Jacobs Sparkles Fundraiser for Grand River Hosptial NICU
  • 2019-11-15 St. Jacobs Sparkles Fundraiser for Grand River Hosptial NICU
  • 2019-11-16 St. Jacobs Sparkles Fundraiser for Grand River Hosptial NICU
  • 2019-12-14 Breakfast with Santa
  • 2019-11-27 Optimist Meeting
  • 2019-12-14 Breakfast with Santa
  • 2020-04-11 Easter Egg Hunt
  • 2020-04-27 Lawn Aerating
  • 2020-04-28 Lawn Aerating
  • 2020-04-29 Lawn Aerating
  • 2020-04-30 Lawn Aerating
  • 2020-05-01 Lawn Aerating
  • 2020-05-02 Lawn Aerating