Volunteer Driver - Rides for Seniors Program

Organization Details
Organization Name: Good Neighbours Active Living Centre
Address: 720 Henderson Hwy
Winnipeg MB  R2K 0Z5
Website: http://www.gnalc.ca
Organizational Description: Good Neighbours Active Living Centre Inc. provides programs, services and opportunities for social interaction that enhance the quality of life for individuals aged 55 and older.
Volunteer Opportunity Details
Description of Duties: Provide rides for clients to healthcare appointments and/or running errands.
Coordinate all trips through Seniors Resource Coordinator.
Be punctual and dependable in picking up the client at the scheduled time.
Keep the Seniors Resource Coordinator informed regarding your availability.
Provide Seniors Resource Coordinator with as much notice as possible when cancelling a trip.
Maintain confidentiality regarding client information.
Regular vehicle maintenance to ensure safety of clients - seat belts must be available.
Provide annual updates on vehicle insurance policy and registration.
Immediately report incidences, accidents or concerns to the Seniors Resource Coordinator.
Inform Seniors Resource Coordinator of any changes in address or phone number.
Skills Required: Valid driver's license and safe driving record with a maximum of
two demerits.
A minimum of one million dollar liability insurance and current vehicle registration.
Access to a vehicle that is roadworthy, reliable and suitable for client's needs.
No health conditions that may impair ability to drive safely (vision, hearing, perception, reflexes, certain medications, etc.
Understand the limitations experienced by some seniors, such as mobility and hearing/vision loss.
Skills Gained/Related Careers: Customer service skills, making connections with seniors, empathy
Age: 18-30, 31-54, 55+
Time Commitment: Daytime
Rides all take place between 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Location of volunteer opportunity: Winnipeg
Does opportunity require a criminal record check? Yes
Will cost be reimbursed? Yes
Does opportunity require a child abuse registry check? No
Opportunity is available to candidates that: General Populace
Organization will provide: Training/Orientation
How to Apply: Email: director@gnalc.ca
Closing Date: Feb 11, 2023
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