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About the Position
Position: 877 - Transportation Team Volunteer Driver [Please APPLY during the COVID-19 Emergency]
Organization: Caledon Community Services
Position Address: Caledon, ON, Canada
Location: Caledon
Accessibility: Unknown
Ideal for: Individual
PLEASE NOTE: All volunteer/student placements have been placed on hold due to COVID-19. We are STILL CURRENTLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THIS POSITION, with a start date to be determined once we are able to fully re-open.

● Transport clients in a safe and timely manner to and from pre-assigned destinations, providing friendly door-to-door service
● Maintain a clean, odour free, safe, comfortable and reliable vehicle
● Accommodate passenger special (typically physical) needs
● Build positive relationships (enhance the reputation/goodwill of CCS)
● Attend quarterly team meetings (also, advise staff of out-of-the-ordinary occurrences)

'Download' the CCS Volunteer Application form by 'clicking' the yellow 'Apply Now!' box, below. Please EMAIL a filled in, signed (and SCANNED) form to Andrea Coles: [email protected], with the 'position title' included in your email subject line.

At the heart of 'Caledon Community Services' (CCS) is an innovative and exciting volunteer program that is integrated into every service, activity, project and business operation of the agency. From students to seniors, business professionals, homemakers, newly-retired, semi-retired, and everything in between, volunteers reflect the Caledon demographic and help us serve the community more fully.

CCS 'Transportation Team Volunteer Drivers' provide daily rides that make activities possible and remove barriers for people who cannot transport themselves. Our focus is always on providing excellent client service and to develop positive relationships, thereby building a better Caledon!

+ Reimbursement of mileage $0.44 /km
+ Opportunity to 'network' within your community
+ Drivers provide community access for CCS clients, and enable them to keep appointments, meet obligations, and conveniently engage in errands/events (socialization) that otherwise would be difficult to do
+ Reference Letter available after 20 hours of volunteering
+ Invitation to CCS 'Annual Volunteer Recognition Event' (if applicable)
+ 'Evolve' Stores 35% Discount Card

Position Qualifications
● Possess a valid Class 'G' Drivers Licence, together with a minimum of 3 years driving experience
● Access to a safe, reliable motor vehicle that is suitable for the purpose intended, and which carries compulsory 3rd party ($1 Million minimum) liability insurance (the volunteer shall inform the insurer that the vehicle will be used on behalf of CCS)
● Solid knowledge of local geography, in particular Caledon's roadways/amenities
● Able to drive safely in Caledon's seasonal weather conditions
● Satisfactory 'Police Vulnerable Sector Check' required
● Friendly, engaging, and sensitive to seniors' special needs, as these arise
● Physically able to assist CCS clients to and from your vehicle
● Overall commitment to comply with CCS policies and procedures

SCREENING of applicants will be 'virtual' (telephone/email/online - Skype, etc.), unless otherwise advised.

Min Age: 19    Police Check: Yes

Time Commitment
Duration:Any Duration
Monday Morning, Monday Afternoon, Tuesday Morning, Tuesday Afternoon, Wednesday Morning, Wednesday Afternoon, Thursday Morning, Thursday Afternoon, Friday Morning, Friday Afternoon
FLEXIBLE hours - Monday to Friday, mornings and afternoons, with primary focus on accommodating the volunteer's schedule.

Schedules may change on short notice, based upon need and/or demand.

1. Attend general information session
2. Meet with CCS 'Transportation Team' to receive driver training guide and policy manual
3. Complete CCS generated forms (incl. supply proof of insurance (with particulars) and driver's abstract)
4. Optional - Initially, be 'shadowed' when driving by a 'Transportation Team' Volunteer Lead

Area(s) of Interest: Customer Service, Life Skills & Accessibility, Senior Support, Transportation
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