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Position:
2972 - 'Wheels of Hope' Volunteer Driver (18+) > IMMEDIATE NEED!
Organization:
Position Address:
Various locations/destinations in Peel region
Location:
Mississauga, Brampton, Caledon

Goal

At the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) we are committed to improving the cancer experience by helping people with cancer live their lives more fully. After a program interruption caused by COVID-19 'distancing' concerns, our Wheels of Hope program has resumed in Ontario and through our Peel Office. This vital program helps people who can’t get to their cancer treatment appointments, providing trips when people need us most. Wheels of Hope volunteer drivers not only provide a means for clients to get to their critical cancer treatments, but they also offer a safe, supportive ride along the way.

As a Wheels of Hope Volunteer Driver, you’ll be an key part of each client’s support team, and your familiarity with CCS programs/services will also enable you to refer to them to appropriate resources that will ensure everyone has access to the supports needed. You will be part of the larger Wheels of Hope team, including over 1,600 volunteer drivers and many staff who share your desire to help as many people as possible get to their treatments and have access to vital resources



Description

As a Wheels of Hope Volunteer Driver, you'll typically:

  • Respond to requests for client rides from the Transportation Coordinator, ideally via email, and wherever possible being flexible with your schedule as busy days/times/periods change
  • Confirm travel arrangements with client(s) by phone
  • Offer minimal assistance to get clients in and out of the car (no lifting permitted)
  • Put client safety first by following safe driving procedures and keeping your licence and insurance details in good standing and updated
  • Keep a record of distance travelled during an appointment order to earn MILEAGE for use of your motor vehicle
  • Adhere to all Canadian Cancer Society policies, procedures, standards, and guidelines including client confidentiality, role boundaries, COVID-19 safety precautions, and our 100% 'smoke free' policy

NEED FOR DRIVERS IS IMMEDIATE! Volunteers with 'profiles' within Volunteer MBC's Referral System should click the yellow box 'Apply Now!' (above) to send your name/contact information to the CCS, Peel Office in respect of Wheels of Hope*. If you do not have a 'volunteer profile', you are invited to create one: Create your Volunteer Profile - Volunteer MBC . After you have applied, please monitor your email 'Junk/Spam' and leave space on your voicemail for communications from the CCS. We appreciate all who choose to apply!

* Direct 'link' to Canadian Cancer Society volunteering portal: https://cancer.ca/en/get-involved/volunteer


Benefits

Become a key volunteer in helping CCS clients fight the disease Opportunity to volunteer with a nationally recognized and highly regarded community service organization Join and 'network' with CCS staff and like-minded volunteers + Learn about your community's resources in the fight against cancer + Develop and enhance your skills in respect of human services + Volunteer your valuable hours with direct impact + If you're in secondary school, gain hours towards your 'community service' graduation requirement + Mileage Coverage


Qualifications

In taking on the role of Wheels of Hope Volunteer Driver, you understand that cancer can change everything and that CCS clients accessing critical programs and services is a top priority. Specific requirements:

  • You have a valid Class G Ontario Driver’s Licence with a maximum of 3 demerit points and an acceptable driving record (subject to verification on request)
  • You have ongoing access to, or own, a reliable, smoke-free motor vehicle that carries a minimum of $1M third party liability insurance as required in Ontario (subject to verification on request)
  • You enjoy meeting a variety of people and have the patience to deal with the times you may be waiting for a client to finish treatment
  • Commitment to ensure that the CCS client whom you're driving has a pleasant ride, without having to worry about transport or making an appointment on time
  • Reliable access to the Internet (email/scheduling software), with devices, including a cell phone, necessary to communicate effectively with CCS clients and the Transportation Coordinator
  • Commitment to represent CCS positively as you interact with members of the public and are a guest in treatment facilities, such as Hospitals, Cancer Centres, and Lodges
  • Police Check is mandatory
  • You're FULLY VACCINATED (and can provide proof, if requested)
  • Rigorous adherence to CCS procedures, including COVID-19 safety precautions, and commitment to client confidentiality

SCREENING of applicants will be virtual (Telephone/Email/Interviewing online), unless otherwise advised

Min Age: 18   
Police Check: Required   
Resume:Not required   
Driver's Licence: Required   
Proof of Vaccination: Required


Time Commitment
This is a Any Duration commitment
Shifts are available on the following days
 - Monday Morning, Monday Afternoon, Tuesday Morning, Tuesday Afternoon, Wednesday Morning, Wednesday Afternoon, Thursday Morning, Thursday Afternoon, Friday Morning, Friday Afternoon

FLEXIBLE, subject to a mutually agreed WEEKLY SCHEDULE: We ask our volunteer drivers to dedicate a MINIMUM of a half-day to one day weekly, although we are able to accommodate those able to give a few days a month or during particular times of the year (ie summer months, winter months). Every effort will be given to providing you with your schedule at least 3 days ahead of time, bearing in mind client demand and other factors, including your preference/availability.



Training

ORIENTATION and TRAINING are provided, together with ongoing support from your local CCS, Peel Office Transportation Coordinator, who will be providing your driving schedule and be there to help you throughout your time on the road.


More Details
Areas of Interest: Customer Service, Healthcare, Life Skills & Accessibility, Transportation
Accessibility: Unknown
Ideal for: Individuals, Groups, Co-op Placements, Newcomers, Older Adults



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http://www.cancer.ca
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https://www.linkedin.com/company/canadian-cancer-society/
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