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Why is what we do so important?
It is estimated that over 75% of child deaths and injuries due to motor vehicle collisions could be prevented with the proper installation and use of child safety seats.
Through the Car Seat Safety Unit volunteers, we help guide parents on the proper installation and use of child safety seats. To achieve this, we hold clinics, workshops, and presentations as a means for parents to gain that information.
What do we ask for?
We ask that our volunteers attend at least 10 monthly clinics and 3 partnership clinics or public promotion events per year.
We hold clinics three times a month:
1st Wednesday of every month a clinic is held in St. Catharines from 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm,
3rd Wednesday of every month one is held in Grimsby from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm,
and every 4th Wednesday of the month a clinic is held in Port Colborne from 6:00 pm – 8:3 0pm.
Throughout the year, we team up with agencies in our community. CAA Niagara, Lincoln Mom to Mom Sale, and NOTL Farmer’s Market are just some of the many agencies we work with to help provide the knowledge to protect our most valuable cargo with our partnership clinics. These range from 3 to 6 hours long. We operate these clinics so that our volunteers can take shifts rather than having to stay for the entire clinic if they are unable to do so. This works out to roughly 45 hours per year, however, if a member wishes to do so, there is opportunity to volunteer over 165 hours in one year.
Applicants must be 16 years of age or older.
What we can offer:
• Car Seat Educator Training
• Uniform upon certification
• Volunteer Hour Milestone Certificates
• Chance of Advancement
• New Skills and Experiences
If you are interested or have any questions, please feel free to contact us!