Driver Escort

Organization Details
Organization Name: Selkirk & District Services to Seniors
Address: 310 Christie Avenue
Selkirk MB  R1A 2L6
Website: http://www.selkirkseniorsresource.squarespace.com
Organizational Description: We are a non-for-profit, community-based organization with ambition to assist individuals whom are 65+, disabled or convalescing to maintain their independent living status in our community. All of our programs are provided throughout the combined efforts of fee-for-service workers, Support Services staff and dedicated volunteers, whom are the pillars on which our organization is founded.
Volunteer Opportunity Details
Description of Duties: Our Driver Escort Service provides year-round transportation for seniors and persons with disabilities to local or out-of-town medical appointments and in town shopping. Driver reimbursement for gas and use of their vehicle is based on a round trip and are determined by distance.
Skills Required: All volunteer drivers must be at least 18 years of age, have a good driving record, safe vehicle, clear criminal record and adult abuse registry, enjoy driving and a desire to help seniors and persons with disabilities.
Skills Gained/Related Careers: The simple act of driving can help seniors maintain their independence, well being and dignity. Volunteer driving is an excellent opportunity to develop/enhance interpersonal and communication skills. Volunteers gain experience working with seniors in a casual setting. This is a perfect opportunity for individuals seeking experience and training in the human services field, or for retired or semi-retired people. Volunteers become part of a great team who make a difference!
Age: 18-30, 31-54, 55+
Time Commitment: Daytime
Time commitments are flexible depending on the driver's daytime availability. Shift lengths for rides will vary from one hour to several hours.
Location of volunteer opportunity: Interlake
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: A letter of reference
Certificate of recognition
Evaluation
Training/Orientation
How to Apply: Email: srcoordinator@outlook.com
Phone: 204-485-2737
In Person
Online: www.selkirkseniors.com
Closing Date: Dec 31, 2019
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