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Shelter Mover (Volunteer)


Here at the Shelter Movers of Toronto, Move Volunteers are key to our organization's work in helping victims of domestic violence flee abuse through no-cost moving and storage services. Move Volunteers make up the bulk of our volunteers, so you'll be in good company! A Move Volunteer participates in each of the three types of moves: Urgent Exit, Escorted Move, Resettlement Move. In a group of 2-4 movers, Move Volunteers pack and move a Client s belongings. Movers who have a valid driver s license may also be asked to drive the moving vehicles. Major Responsibilities - Meet other moves at arranged time and place - Move Client s belongings in and out of vehicles - Provide trauma informed care and respect for Client confidentiality - Continuously conduct risk assessments throughout a move - Maintain communication with all movers during move Knowledge & Skills - Able to lift moderately heavy boxes/furniture - Friendly and sociable - Good judgement skills - Able to cope with potentially stressful situations - Able to maintain confidentiality and provide trauma informed care to clients - Strong communication skills - Flexible and able to adapt to change - Ability to speak additional languages is an asset! Qualifications & Requirements - No previous experience or education is required - All volunteers must attend Volunteer Orientation in order to complete moves - Volunteers are required to review move procedures which will be provided at Volunteer Orientation - All volunteers must obtain police background check - All volunteers will coordinate regular check ins with SMT staff to support learning and performance management Move Volunteers will be provided with training in trauma informed care. We hope you'll join us in helping families begin a new chapter! It s not often that you come across a nonprofit with as much growth as we ve had over the past year. We re entirely volunteer-based, and have grown from 2 volunteers to over 100 in just 12 months. We ve been able to complete over 150 moves in our first year alone with the help of our amazing volunteers. To apply, please email your expression of interest to with "Move Volunteer" in the subject line. Please let us know why you are interested in joining The Shelter Movers of Toronto and include any relevant experience you may have. We look forward to hearing from you!