Volunteer Driving Programs

Opportunity ID: 120

Organization Details
Organization Name: Transportation Options Network for Seniors (TONS)
Address: P.O. Box 68030 RPO Osborne Village
Winnipeg, MB R3L 2V9
Website: http://www.tonsmb.org
Organizational Description: Transportation Options Network for Seniors/ TONS informs and educates Manitobans on transportation options available to seniors that enhances quality of life. TONS is a community based resource organization that works with transportation stakeholders throughout Manitoba to promote and improve transportation options available to seniors.
Volunteer Opportunity Details
Description of Duties: Volunteer with Senior Resource Finders in Winnipeg that deliver door to door, personally assisted, driving programs for older adults with mobility issues. Eligible clients are ambulatory but a cane and/or walker may be used.Volunteer drivers use their own insured vehicle and receive a stipend to cover their "out of pocket" expenses.
Skills Required: -Sociable, reliable and able to converse with and assist older adults with their transportation needs;
-Good medical/health condition
- Proven experience as a driver (training is an asset)
- Mechanically sound, clean vehicle
- Valid driver's license, a current Autopac registration form, driver's abstract
- Criminal record and Vulnerable Persons Registry Check
-Three personal references
- Multi-lingual can be beneficial.
Skills Gained/Related Careers: - Previous driver training and or experience
- Safety or First Aid training
Age: 18-30, 31-54, 55+
Time Commitment: Daytime
You can share your time availablity.
Location of volunteer opportunity: Winnipeg
Does opportunity require a criminal record check? Yes
Will cost be reimbursed? No
Does opportunity require a child abuse registry check? Yes
Will cost be reimbursed? No
Opportunity is available to candidates that: Speaks French
Speaks another language: multi-lingual
Organization will provide: A letter of reference
Certificate of recognition
Evaluation
Training/Orientation
How to Apply: Email: info@tonsmb.org
Closing Date: Dec 31, 2019
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