Wheels to Meals Volunteer Driver

(Links2Care, Oakville, Care at Home for Seniors and Adults with Disabilities)

Position ID: V-HVC0507
Last Full Update: 29 Dec 2023

Opportunity Details: Wheels to Meals Volunteer Driver


The volunteer will transport and escort seniors to meals and activities, to encourage nutrition, socialization and enjoyment of a group activity. As a volunteer of Links2Care, the volunteer will actively demonstrate Links2Care values and will promote and support the mission and vision of the agency. 

Contact Skylar Micallef, Volunteer Coordinator, Links2Care; Phone: 905-873-6502; Email: smicallef@links2care.ca
  • Keeps a record of names and addresses of clients to be transported to the selected location. The Coordinator will call to provide this list before the event. 
  • Transports clients in your own vehicle, escorting the client from their door into the vehicle, and helps as necessary.  Transports client’s home after the event, escorting the client to their door as necessary. 

  • Drive to event and dine with clients, (or return at designated time). 

  • Uses sanitization practices such as recommended hand washing and food handling guidelines. 

  • Maintains contact with Coordinator, providing input on client needs or concerns. 

  • Maintains calmness in emergencies, with an ability to assist in a crisis. 

  • Participates in annual volunteer survey. 

  • Interacts professionally in accordance with Links2Care Code of Conduct and Human Rights Act. 

  • Maintains complete confidentiality of client information in accordance with Links2Care confidentiality/privacy policy. 

  • Maintains a safe and healthy work environment. 

  • Performs other duties as assigned. 

Benefits - Mileage reimbursement
Ages 18 year(s) and up
Suitable for Highschool Credit Hours No
Suitable For Adults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Post-secondary students ; Persons with a hearing impairment ; Newcomers / English as a second language ; Couples ; Community Groups ; Workplaces / Corporate Groups
Areas of Interest Community / Neighbourhood Volunteering ; Community Outreach ; Field Trip Aide / Community Outing Support ; Food Services / Nutrition ; Senior's Activity Support ; Social Interaction ; Transportation / Driver / Delivery
Skills/Experience Communication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Customer Service ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Listening Skills ; Patience ; Planning & Organizing ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; Team Work
Commitment Length Medium Term (4 months to 1 year) ; Long Term
Interaction Level Small Group ; Large Group
Minimum Hours 10 / Month
Seasons Spring ; Summer ; Fall ; Winter ; Year Round
Accessibility Unknown ; dependent on location
Location Georgetown, Acton
Number of Positions Acton: 10 individual(s) ; Georgetown: 10 individual(s) 
20 individual(s) needed in total.
Training Orientation ; Training is provided ; Training on the job ; Training on-going
Transportation Driver License required ; Car required ; Possess a valid Ontario Driver’s license and a safe driving record.  
Has access to a safe and appropriate vehicle, which is adequately insured with a minimum of 1 million dollars of liability.  
Be physically able to offer assistance to clients or lift a walking device in and out of a vehicle.
Police Check Required
Additional Requirements Completion of a satisfactory Vulnerable Sector Check prior to start date and throughout volunteer duration as required by Links2Care.

Agency Details: Links2Care, Oakville, Care at Home for Seniors and Adults with Disabilities

Office Phone 905-844-0252
Toll Free Phone 1-866-844-0252
Fax 905-844-5656
E-Mail info@links2care.ca
Website www.links2care.ca/program/care-at-home/
Address & Map
2030 Bristol Circle, Suite 202
Oakville, ON L6H 0H2
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