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Position: 2785 - COVID-19 Community Response DRIVERS (on call)
Organization: Volunteer MBC
Position Address: Various locations in Peel region
Location: Mississauga, Brampton, Caledon, Virtual
Accessibility: Partially Accessible Workspace, Unknown
Ideal for: Individual, Group
> Volunteers are 'on-call', most often from 10AM to 2PM, although every effort is made to work out mutually agreeable schedules (see 'Time Commitment', below)
> In every project task, volunteers' health and safety during the COVID-19 Emergency are priority concerns
> You can expect to volunteer independently, with any involvement with others properly 'social distanced'
> Screening/orientation/training will all be remotely conducted (telephone/email/online - Skype, Zoom, Microsoft Teams, etc.)

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 NEED at this time is for DRIVERS ON-CALL, who have access to a reliable vehicle, and who can pick up/deliver 'needs' from/to various locations, especially in Brampton. In most cases, mileage is being paid, and scheduling can be pretty flexible. If you can organize your time to accommodate this 'role', you will be making an extremely important contribution to respond to Emergency needs!

+ 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'
+ 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 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
● FLEXIBLE schedule, with ability to meet times and appointments, possible on short notice (incl. evenings/weekends)
● 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: 18    Police Check: No

Time Commitment
Duration:Short Term (3 months or less)
Start Date:2020-06-08
FLEXIBLE, subject to short term availability when on-CALL
Every effort will be made to work out mutually convenient scheduling, but demand and focused need (especially 'pick up' schedules) may make this difficult
IN JUNE, 10AM to 2PM seem to be 'peak hours' week days, although evenings and weekends are also not out of the question

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

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