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The Sarnia Gives Volunteer of the Month

Every month Sarnia Gives & Starbucks Canada celebrate the hard work and dedication that a Sarnia-Lambton community member has shown by giving back.  If you know someone that should be recognized, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



Name: Jeff Nace

Number of Years Volunteering: 3

Organization: Big Brothers of Sarnia-Lambton

Activities: Jeff has volunteered with various Big Brother Programs, including Big Brother/Couple for the Summer and Big Brother programs.

How It All Started: Jeff said he always thought about becoming involved in Big Brothers and when he felt that he had the time to do so that he decided to inquire about it. He thought being a Big Brother might be fun and way to help out by being a male influence to a boy and have an impact in a child’s life. Since his long term goal was to be a teacher it was also a `good fit’ for him, a volunteer role that would also be good experience. Jeff began his involvement with the agency’s Summer Program while attending University in the school year. Since Jeff was returning to Sarnia frequently, and he and his Little Brother got along so great, they decided to continue their friendship in the Traditional Big Brother Program throughout the year. Jeff says “being a Big Brother is a lot easier than I thought it would be. It‘s fun to do stuff like I did as a kid.  It’s also helped me become more responsible since I realize that here is this boy that is looking up to me as a role model.”

Tip for Volunteers: Jeff says being a Big Brother has been a beneficial experience not only for his Little Brother, but for him - that’s why he continues to do it. Their friendship has only grown over the years. Jeff says for anyone considering becoming a Big Brother, “Honestly just do it, don’t just think about it. Do it!” 

Nominated by: Big Brothers of Sarnia-Lambton


Thank you to Jeff for all you do in our community!

Volunteer of the Month is presented by Starbucks Canada Store 4772-Sarnia, located at 1273 London Rd.


Jeff took the initiative to get involved in the community while he was still in school.
If you're a youth looking for volunteer opportunities, check out ChangeTheWorld - Ontario Youth Volunteer Challenge