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Position: 2784 - Meals On Wheels Volunteer Driver - solo or in pairs (ACTIVE during the COVID-19 Emergency)
Organization: Victorian Order of Nurses, Peel Region, Community Health and Support Services
Position Address: Depot: Erin Mills Twin Arenas - 3205 Unity Drive, Mississauga, ON, Canada, plus Peel residents' homes
Location: Mississauga
Accessibility: Unknown
Ideal for: Individual, Group, Co-op Placements, Newcomers, Older Adults
This position is ideal for individuals as well as friends or family members to volunteer together! Deliver hot and/or frozen meals to; individuals who cannot prepare food themselves or bulk delivery to seniors community programs. In doing so, volunteers will maintain confidentiality of route sheets, report concerns to the VON staff regarding the well-being of the clients, attend in-service training as arranged by the site. Clients are primarily seniors. In particular:
- The need for drivers to deliver food is in Mississauga (South Etobicoke, and Oakville)
- The need for volunteers at this time is IMMEDIATE and URGENT
- COVID UPDATE > Meals are being delivered and left at clients' front doors. Volunteers do NOT go into homes
- COVID UPDATE > Minimum 6 month commitment is not required, but preferred

PLEASE click on 'Apply Now!' (above/below) for access to the program's outline/volunteer consent form. The form may be printed, signed, scanned (with signature/date), then emailed to '[email protected]', with 'COVID-19 Meals on Wheels Volunteer' in the subject line. You name/contact info will join a list of 'Applicants' when you click 'Apply Now!'. Thank you!

VON Canada is a national, not-for-profit, charitable home and community care organization. For more than 115 years, our nurses, therapists and other health care providers have cared for Canadians in their own homes. Today, we offer more than 75 home care, personal support, and community services designed to help people of all ages to get healthy and stay healthy. Our team of more than 5,000 staff and 9,000 volunteers serves Canadians in more than 1,200 communities across our country.

Deliver hot and/or frozen nutritious meals to our client's home, and in doing so contribute towards sustaining the health of VON clients.

+ Work as part of a dedicated team committed to serving the needs of the community
+ Make friends
+ Gain experience working with seniors
+ Educational opportunities
+ Kilometre reimbursement (mileage expenses are covered)
+ Networking
+ Experience personal growth and satisfaction
+ Enjoy excellent volunteer recognition
+ References may be provided upon request

Position Qualifications
● Volunteer engagement for a MINIMUM of 6 months (preferred, but NOT REQUIRED for COVID-19)
● Valid Class 'G' driver's licence and clean driving record (must provide Driver's Abstract)
● Access to a reliable motor vehicle (Proof of auto insurance is required)
● Good communication and active listening skills
● Friendly, outgoing with older adults and persons with disabilities
● Capacity to remain calm in unexpected situations
● Ability to work independently and as part of a team
● Ability to set clear boundaries, respect for privacy, and confidentiality, PLUS strictly abide by COVID-19 physical 'social distancing' rules
● 'Police Vulnerable Sector Check', because you'll be involved with vulnerable seniors
Min Age: 18    Police Check: Yes

Time Commitment
Duration:Long Term (More than 6 months)
Monday Morning, Tuesday Morning, Wednesday Morning, Thursday Morning, Friday Morning
Any day Monday to Friday from 10:30 am and 1:30 pm
Our volunteer HQ is located in 3205 Unity Dr, Mississauga, ON L5L 4L5

One time VON orientation followed by shadowing with a current program volunteer on a route plus ongoing training as required. Dates are determined by the Coordinator and volunteer applicants together.
COVID UPDATE-shadowing is not happening at this time. Orientation is primarily done VIRTUALLY (online).

Area(s) of Interest: Food Services, Senior Support, Transportation
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