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Position: 2785 - COVID-19 Community Response DELIVERY DRIVERS > IMMEDIATE, URGENT NEED
Organization: Volunteer MBC
Position Address: Various locations in Mississauga and Brampton
Location: Mississauga, Brampton, Virtual
Accessibility: Partially Accessible Workspace, Unknown
Ideal for: Individual, Group
> Volunteers are needed, MONDAY, TUESDAY, and THURSDAY, from NOON to 2:30PM, and every effort will be made to work out mutually convenient schedules (see 'Time Commitment', below)
> Pickup of hampers, etc. will be in BRAMPTON, promptly at NOON, 'contactless' deliveries to be made in Brampton and Mississauga (3-4 addresses each day)
> In every pickup/delivery, volunteers' health and safety during the COVID-19 Emergency are priority concerns (ie. 'distancing', masks, gloves, etc.)
> You can expect to volunteer independently, with any involvement with others properly 'social distanced', plus 'PPE' precautions (masks, etc.)
> Screening/orientation/training will all be remotely conducted (telephone/email/online - Skype, Zoom, Microsoft Teams, etc.)
> Mileage paid for this 'role'

PLEASE APPLY IMMEDIATELY, as the COVID-19 Emergency continues. Clients with volunteer 'profiles' within Volunteer MBC's database should 'click' the yellow box 'Apply Now!' (above/below) to indicate (register) your interest in this volunteering opportunity.

COVID-19 has had an unprecedented impact upon the volunteer sector in Mississauga, Brampton, and Caledon. Residents are compelled to engage in PHYSICAL 'social distancing', with essential services the rare exception. Volunteers must rethink by what means they can contribute to the needs of the vulnerable in our communities: seniors, youth, and others who are particularly affected by isolation brought on by COVID-19.

The Emergency has been witness to a HIGH DEMAND FOR DELIVERY DRIVERS, who engage in a variety of projects designed to assist those in 'isolation', ranging from delivery of meals (to seniors) to the pick up of supplies for, and delivery of, non-medical 'PPE' masks. As the 'volunteer centre' for Peel region, Volunteer MBC has played a significant part in coordinating volunteers for these worthwhile, vital initiatives.

OUR MOST PRESSING, IMMEDIATE NEED at this time is for DRIVERS, who have access to a reliable vehicle, and who can pick up food from a Brampton location, then deliver hampers, etc. to addresses in Brampton and Mississauga. If you can organize your time to reliably accommodate this 'role' (see 'Description', above), you'll be making an extremely important contribution to respond to Emergency needs! Able-bodied seniors are welcome to apply!

+ Contribute important transportation facility to the COVID-19 Emergency
+ Opportunity to get busy, plus 'get out of the house'
+ To varying degrees, you will be able to socialize, even 'virtually'
+ Mileage paid
+ Personal satisfaction that you were part of the COVID-19 Emergency Response

Position Qualifications
● Full Class 'G' Ontario Driver's Licence (or acceptable equivalent)
● Access to a reliable vehicle that is covered by third party liability auto insurance required in Ontario
● Solid oral English (fluency in additional language(s) always welcome)
● Knowledge of main routes in your local community is a plus
● FIRM COMMITMENT TO VOLUNTEER until at least the end of September, preferably up to 3 months (see 'Time Commitment', below)
● Committed to abide by the COVID-19 Emergency health/safety rules
● Access to the Internet for purposes of communication (see 'Training', below)

*** Screening will be 'virtual' (telephone/email/online - Skype/Zoom/Microsoft Teams, etc.)

Min Age: 21    Police Check: No

Time Commitment
Duration:Short Term (3 months or less)
Start Date:2020-09-07
Monday Afternoon, Tuesday Afternoon, Thursday Afternoon
Every effort will be made to work out mutually convenient scheduling, bearing the above in mind.


All 'training' will be online (unless otherwise advised)

Area(s) of Interest: Crisis, Distress & Emergency Response, Customer Service, Food Services, Life Skills & Accessibility, Parent & Child Support, Senior Support, Transportation, Multilingual
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