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Transportation Driver Volunteer


Canadian Red Cross (Sault Ste. Marie)

Volunteer roles are based in one of these cities applicants are asked to reside in one of these cities or be willing to drive to the work location. 

Western ON: Sarnia, Point Edward

Northern ON: Dryden, Kenora, North Bay, Sault Ste. Marie (Wawa, White River), Sudbury, Thunder Bay, Iroquois Falls, Cochrane, Kapuskasing

The Canadian Red Cross Society, a non-profit, humanitarian organization dedicated to helping Canadians, as well as the most vulnerable throughout the world, is seeking Transportation Driver Volunteers for the  Community Health and Wellness Department. This position will report to the  Community Support Services Coordinator. 

Transportation Drivers make a significant impact to those in our community that may have no other means of transportation for important appointments and activities.  As a volunteer in this program you will assist our clients in many ways; they will benefit from being able to live independently, alleviating social isolation, and their overall better well being.

Key Responsibilities

  • Abide by all policies, procedures and practices including but not limited to vehicle circle checks, mileage and route documentation
  • Drive clients to designated destinations
  • Assist clients to and from vehicle
  • Work with Program Coordinator to ensure that the exterior and interior of vehicles are clean and safe
  • Report any concerns of clients with deteriorating health and/or other needs to the Program Coordinator
  • Complete all required training and attend on-going additional training sessions as needed
  • Report to the Transportation Coordinator for all scheduling and availability
  • Priority Assistance to Transition Home (PATH): Transitioning Patients from Hospital to home with the assistance of a Transitonal Care Worker 
  • Perform other duties as required

Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong defensive driving skills
  • Strong customer service and interpersonal skills
  • Requires a high level of patience, compassion and empathy in a non-judgemental environment
  • Good working knowledge of the area
  • Ability to be on-call and accept ‘last-minute’ ride requests is always an asset

Qualifications

  • Minimum of 2 years driving experience with a valid G-class Ontario driver’s license with a good driving record
  • This position requires a satisfactory Canadian criminal record check or Enhanced Police Information Check (EPIC).

Working Conditions

  • Much of the work is performed independently with minimal supervision
  • Will be required to drive a Red Cross vehicle
  • Driving in various weather conditions
  • Must wear proper personal protection equipment (which will be provided) and must follow all safety protocols
  • The driver will be responsible to come to the Canadian Red Cross Branch to submit and/or receive necessary paperwork and to complete training.
  • Some on-line training will be required
  • Minimum six-month commitment
  • Days of operation are Monday to Friday.  There is flexibility with time commitment, and we can work to accommodate your availability.  Common shifts are once per week for a minimum of 4 hours.

In order to protect all of our personnel, clients and beneficiaries the Red Cross has a requirement for all personnel to be fully-vaccinated against COVID-19 (or have a documented medical exemption), this requirement includes volunteers. The Red Cross will adhere to its duty to accommodate pursuant to applicable human rights legislation for those that are unable to be fully-vaccinated against COVID-19 for a reason related to a human rights protected ground

The Canadian Red Cross is committed to gender equality and social inclusion in our workplace. All qualified applications will receive consideration without regard to sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, race, ethnic origin, color, religion, nationality, disability, age, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. We encourage all qualified persons to apply particularly Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, visible minorities, and others who share our values and contribute to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace.  Please notify us as soon as possible of any adaptive measures you might require at any stage of the recruitment process.

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