Canadian Cancer Society (Volunteer Shuttle Van Driver – Daffodil Place Lodge)

Organization Name: Canadian Cancer Society
Opportunity Title: Volunteer Shuttle Van Driver – Daffodil Place Lodge
Category: Health / Medical
Commitment: 6 months to 1 year, Ongoing Opportunity (> 1 year)
Start Date: February 1, 2024
End Date: April 30, 2024

Email: zahra.sina@cancer.ca
Website: http://www.cancer.ca
Details:
  • Background/police check requiredAppropriate for volunteers aged between 18 and 55Appropriate for volunteers aged 55 and overTraining or orientation required
Opportunity Description:

Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) Lodges provide a supportive environment for people with cancer and their adult companions.  The Lodge is located near the cancer treatment centre in St. John’s.

As a volunteer driver at the Lodge you have an essential role in creating a home away from home for the clients and their families. You have a positive impact on the quality and enhancement of life for people affected by cancer.

WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING

promoting a social and caring atmosphere in the lodge and shuttle van, focusing attention and time on lodge guests;
maintain a regular schedule, leaving Lodge 30 minutes prior to each appointment; ensuring clients and guests get to their appointments on time;
Helping with mobility aids and getting guests to appointments safely, providing additional assistance if required;
Referring any client safety or medical issues to the lodge coordinator or manager, and reporting to the lodge coordinator or manager at the end of shift to ensure all clients have returned;
Maintaining communication while off-site by using the driver’s cell phone when it is safe and appropriate to do so – not while driving
Ensuring the van is clean and has gas before and after use, and completing the inspection checklist, noting any issues and reporting damage to the lodge manager immediately
Following all COVID guidelines as set out by the Lodge

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR

Friendly and outgoing; comfortable working with a variety of people
Experienced driver with a valid class 5 license and a safe driving record with 3 or fewer demerit points and an acceptable driving record
Willing to have a criminal records check and regular driver checks completed
Physically able to carry out the duties of the role, safely and appropriately
Good communication skills with clear voice; compassionate and patient

OUR INVESTMENT

CCS Volunteer and Support Program orientation and ongoing training
Lodge and role specific orientation and ongoing training
Ongoing updates and support from Staff Partner in Volunteer Experience
Volunteer handbook and modules
All vehicles are equipped with plexiglass to ensure a safer environment for both the driver and client

YOUR COMMITMENT

As this is an important leadership volunteer position, we ask that you dedicate 6 months to this role.

TO APPLY

Please visit us at cancervolunteer.ca to apply.

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