Volunteer Driver (Recycling Revisited)

(Community Development Halton, Volunteer Halton)

Position ID: V-HVC0982 Last Full Update: 21 Oct 2019
Opportunity Details
CommentsWe are a registered Not-For-Profit organization with a deep connection with the pioneering of city-wide recycling in Canada. Our original organization was Citizens' Committee for Pollution Control (CCPC): 1970-1983). Burlington then became the first city in Canada to have a municipal curbside, multimaterial recycling program! In 2012, a few of us began a new organization, using the CCPC story to inspire today's citizens to take action on their environmental concerns, in the current situation of climate change.
ContactRoberta McGregor, President, Founder, Volunteer Coordinator, Recycling Revisited; Phone: 905-318-9566; Email: rdqmcgregor@gmail.com
DutiesWe need an occasional Driver, and we invite this individual to be a Member of our Development Committee, so that he or she will feel part of the organization, as a valued member of our group's decision- making process.This membership is an invitation, not a requirement. We hope to be able to cover fuel costs, but we need to be frank - we will not know till February whether the fuel costs can be covered. In the meantime, there will not be much call for a Driver. We are planning projects that will require quite a bit of getting around, so we hope that the arrangement can be paid for through a special fund-matching project with the City. There might rarely be a need to pick up an individual who lives in Hamilton, needing to get to the Burlington Public Library to make a presentation. 
 
The vehicle might need to carry event materials as well as people (e.g.)folded tables, refreshments, and other materials for a tree planting event.materials
BenefitsYou would have the satisfaction of enabling to get members to locations where projects will be carried out (e.g.) a rotating Seminar on the topic of Climate Change in all wards of the city, If you choose to be a Member, your driving would probably feel more meaningful as supporting projects that you would have knowledge of. But, no pressure!
ClientsBoard members, presenters in the Seminar project, members who might need to get to meetings in hard-to-reach locations
Ages18 year(s) and up
Suitable for OSSDNo
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Post-secondary students ; Newcomers / English as a second language ; Couples ; Families
Areas of InterestNature / Environment ; Transportation / Driver / Delivery
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Customer Service ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Listening Skills ; Patience ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor
Commitment LengthMedium Term (4 months to 1 year) ; Long Term
Dates and TimesTuesday: Morning, Evening 
 
We currently meet biweekly at 367 Plains Rd. East in Aldershot, Burlington.A driver might be needed to transport a speaker, or a member with a physical need for transportation. There will be a steady need for transportation to various locations in the city, especially in the rural edge of the city.
SeasonsYear Round ; Of course, weather conditions may make driving unsafe, and safety will be a priority.
AccessibilityWheelchair accessible washroom, assistance needed with door ; Individuals with physical impairments would not be likely to seek this type of volunteering.
Number of PositionsBurlington: 1 individual(s) 
 
1 individual(s) needed in total. 
 
Hopefully we can get an answer on the issue of possible reimbursement for fuel.
TransportationDriver License required ; We will have to find out about insurance regulations about chauffeur licence.
Police CheckRequired
Additional RequirementsClean driving record. 
The ideal would be a Driver who has a sincere interest in the environment, but this is not a requirement. The individual must have a clean driving record.
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Organization NameCommunity Development Halton, Volunteer Halton
Office Phone905-632-1975
Toll Free Phone1-855-395-8807
E-Mailvolunteer@cdhalton.ca
Websitewww.volunteerhalton.ca
Address & Map
3350 South Service Rd
Burlington, ON L7N 3M6
 
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