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Driver- York region


  • WHERE
    Toronto, ON
  • WHEN
    September 16 - 21, 2020

COVID-19 notes:

  • We have relaxed criteria for posting volunteer opportunities due to the urgent need for COVID-19 Response. Volunteers are responsible for confirming the legitimacy of the group or organization(s) they are working with. Never hand over money or confidential information to groups looking for volunteers.
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DESCRIPTION

About The Driver Role:
Access to moving and storage services are a significant barrier to fleeing abuse. Movers and Drivers use their time and energy to help our clients overcome these barriers by helping them move during the moving process.

Shelter Movers’ volunteer move teams are a grassroots response to Violence Against Women in our communities. Join us!

Responsibilities:

Meet the volunteer team (including other Drivers) at an arranged time and place
Move the client’s belongings in and out of vehicles
Drive rental vehicle and transport belongings to a predetermined location
Maintain communication with Lead Mover and other Movers
Respect client confidentiality
Uphold Shelter Movers’ protocols and procedures
Be aware of trauma-informed care when interacting with clients (training will be provided)
Work with private security and law enforcement (led by Lead Mover) when necessary
Must be able to lift a minimum of 20lbs.
Children may accompany clients on a move, but volunteers do not provide child care and have limited interaction with children. Child care and supervision is provided by clients or our agency partners.

Time Commitment:

We offer flexible scheduling. Drivers can join us on moves in two ways:

By signing up for one move at a time, as their schedules permit, and/or:
By committing to a regular weekly or monthly schedule
Most moves average around 4 hours, depending on distance and complexity. A minimum of 2 moves a month is encouraged.

Moves will be taking place within York region.

Essential Skills & Knowledge:

No previous experience or education is required
Access to e-mail and phone
Able to lift a minimum of 20lbs
Able to lift moderately heavy boxes/furniture with a team of other movers
Drivers must be at least 21 years of age
A class G2 or ‘full’ G driver’s licence
Ability to drive rental vehicles (medium to large cargo vans)
Ability to drive a 16" truck is an asset
Reliable work habits
Maturity and good judgement
Ability to remain calm in potentially stressful situations
Ability to be flexible and adapt to changes
Strong verbal communication skills
Fluency in a second language is an asset
Drivers are expected to maintain confidentiality and provide trauma-informed care to clients (training is provided), and have regular check-ins with staff to support continuous improvement.

As a Driver at Shelter Movers:

You’ll gain hands-on experience on the front lines of our organization, providing moving and storage services for our clients.
You’ll receive training in preparation for your role, and have access to ongoing training opportunities.
You’ll work with a great team of passionate volunteers and supporters.
Drivers who complete 6 moves within the previous 3 months can receive a confirmation of volunteering.
Shelter Movers volunteers must be at least 18 years of age (21 to be a driver), complete an interview process, attend an orientation for new volunteers and sign a confidentiality agreement and obtain a criminal record check.

Who You'll be Assisting

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Shelter Movers

Shelter Movers is a national, volunteer-powered charitable organization that provides moving and storage services at no cost to women and children experiencing abuse.

We collaborate with local businesses and community agencies in Toronto, Ottawa, Vancouver and Halifax to support families transitioning to a life free of violence.


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Who You'll be Assisting

organization logo

Shelter Movers

Shelter Movers is a national, volunteer-powered charitable organization that provides moving and storage services at no cost to women and children experiencing abuse.

We collaborate with local businesses and community agencies in Toronto, Ottawa, Vancouver and Halifax to support families transitioning to a life free of violence.