Driver Volunteer

(Halton Children's Aid Society, Burlington Office)

Position ID: V-HVC0056
Last Full Update: 28 Nov 2022

Opportunity Details: Driver Volunteer

Contact Clara Costa, Supervisor of Volunteers, Halton Children's Aid Society; Phone: 905-333-4441 ext 0173; Email: ccosta@haltoncas.ca
Duties

Our Volunteer drivers play an extremely valuable role in the lives of our children in care. As a driver, you become a familiar and friendly face the children can depend on, someone who will listen to their stories and bring a smile to their faces at what can be a very confusing time in their lives.  
 
If you have a few hours to spare a week, enjoy driving and love children then this is the volunteer role for you. Volunteer drivers take children and on occasion their parents, to various appointments: therapy sessions, family visits, counselling sessions, court dates, support groups, and other important meetings.  
 
Some drivers do specific drives each week, others are called upon on a daily basis and yet others do once a month. It's totally up to the individual as to how much they are willing to drive. Either way we are extremely grateful, as we are always in need of reliable, readily available volunteer drivers.

More Info Link www.haltoncas.ca
Clients Children in care of Halton Children's Aid Society
Ages 18 year(s) and up
Suitable for Highschool Credit Hours No
Suitable For Adults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Post-secondary students ; Couples
Areas of Interest Child & Family Services ; Parenting / Foster Care Support ; Transportation / Driver / Delivery ; Youth & Activity Camp Support ; Youth Engagement ; Youth Services
Skills/Experience Communication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Creativity ; Customer Service ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Listening Skills ; Patience ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; Team Work ; Working with Children ; Driving experience necessary. Good driving record. Police clearance and driver's abstract are required.  
Sense of humour, love of children, kind, non judgmental, patient, personality.
Commitment Length Medium Term (4 months to 1 year) ; Long Term
Interaction Level One-on-one ; Small Group
Dates and Times Times: Depends on appointment time;  
Days: As convenient to volunteer; may need to drive children during school hours, stat holidays, evenings, and weekends.
Seasons Year Round
Accessibility Fully Accessible ; Designated parking at entrance ; Barrier-free washroom including door and stall
Location Oakville, Burlington, Milton, Georgetown, Acton, Hamilton, Brampton, Mississauga
Number of Positions Acton: 2 individual(s) ; Burlington: 5 individual(s) ; Georgetown: 2 individual(s) ; Hamilton: 2 individual(s) ; Milton: 2 individual(s) ; Oakville: 5 individual(s) 
 
15 individual(s) needed in total.
Training Orientation ; Training on the job
Transportation Driver License required ; Car required ; Car in good condition required; Clean driving record
Police Check Required
Additional Requirements Proof of double vaccinations are required.

Agency Details: Halton Children's Aid Society, Burlington Office

Office Phone Mon-Sun 24 hours 905-333-4441
Toll Free Phone 1-866-607-5437 (1-866-607-KIDS)
Fax 905-333-1844
Website www.HaltonCAS.ca
Address & Map
1445 Norjohn Court, Unit 1
Burlington, ON L7L 0E6