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Meals on Wheels Driver - Volunteer


  • WHERE
    Ottawa, ON
  • WHEN
    Ongoing

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.
  • Please confirm that the organization you want to volunteer with can ensure your safety.

DESCRIPTION

Recruiting only in Locations:

Barrie, Innisfil, Collingwood, Wasaga Beach, Midland/Penetang, Bracebridge, Gravenhurst, Burlington, Flamborough, Brantford, Etobicoke (Toronto), Sarnia, Hearst, Cochrane, Iroquois Falls, Kapuskasing, Timmins

Duties & Responsibilities:

Drive a volunteer runner and transport meals for delivery to clients
Assist with sorting of meals
Review meal delivery route and map to plan trip prior to leaving the office
Where needed, provide suggestions to improve sequence of client deliveries in the assigned route to office staff for revision of route sheet
Provide ample notice to Volunteer Coordinator, if unable to perform volunteer duty as scheduled

Qualifications:

Good communication skills
A valid Class G or higher Ontario Drivers’ licence
At least 2 years’ driving experience. Good driving record.
A valid Emergency First Aid Certificate with training provided by the Red Cross, if driving a Red Cross Vehicle. If driving personal vehicle, must have $1 million liability insurance
Demonstrated ability to handle client related incidents after training
Punctual, reliable conscientious, sensitive to needs of seniors/people with disabilities

Time Commitment:

Can range from 1.5 to 3 hours, 1 day a week

Training & Development:

Orientation to the Canadian Red Cross/Red Crescent Society Movement
On the job specific training

Benefits & Opportunities:

Opportunity to be part of a worldwide humanitarian organization
Serve the community
Gain practical work experience and develop valuable skills
A rewarding experience from helping to provide clients with nutritious meals, and to enable them to live independently in their own homes

Who You'll be Assisting

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Canadian Red Cross - Volunteer Resource Services

Our Mission: The Canadian Red Cross mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity in Canada and around the world.

Our Network: The Canadian Red Cross Society is part of the largest humanitarian network in the world, the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.

Our Vision: The Canadian Red Cross is the leading humanitarian organization through which people voluntarily demonstrate their caring for others in need.

Our Values: Our actions and decisions will be based upon: humanitarian values, as expressed in our Fundamental Principles; respect, dignity and care for one another within and outside of Red Cross, and integrity, accountability, effectiveness, and transparency.


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Who You'll be Assisting

organization logo

Canadian Red Cross - Volunteer Resource Services

Our Mission: The Canadian Red Cross mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity in Canada and around the world.

Our Network: The Canadian Red Cross Society is part of the largest humanitarian network in the world, the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.

Our Vision: The Canadian Red Cross is the leading humanitarian organization through which people voluntarily demonstrate their caring for others in need.

Our Values: Our actions and decisions will be based upon: humanitarian values, as expressed in our Fundamental Principles; respect, dignity and care for one another within and outside of Red Cross, and integrity, accountability, effectiveness, and transparency.