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Transportation Program

Community Support Connections


   About the Position

Impact Statement
The transportation program, with the support of volunteer drivers, serves to meet the needs of older adults and adults with different abilities who have no other way to get to the important places they need to be. This service allows them to continue to live independently in the community.

Description
Volunteer drivers may provide transportation to the grocery store, adult day programs, medical and other appointments for clients within Waterloo Region for whom public transportation and other forms of transportation are inaccessible.
- Escort clients safely to and from their homes to the important places they need to be
- Be punctual and dependable in picking up the client at the scheduled time
- Flexible time commitment - you let us know when you are available from week to week
- In-town or out-of-town rides, based on your preferences
- Maintain confidentiality regarding client information
- Maintain your vehicle in safe working order to ensure safety of clients
- Mileage reimbursements available
- Keep Scheduling team informed regarding availability and immediately report any problems and/or concerns you may have


Position Qualifications

Ideal for: An Individual
Age: 18+
Confidentiality, Physical Demand, Work Without Supervision

Area(s) of Interest: Caring Support, Driver/Transportation, Senior Services

Skill(s): Customer Service, Interpersonal Communication, Time Management, Decision-Making/Prioritizing, Flexibility


Training / Work Condtions

Training Details: All volunteers will receive agency wide and program specific training before their first shift.
The Program Coordinator is available to discuss concerns and to provide ongoing support, as needed.
Community Support Connections offers regular volunteer educational workshops on various topics. All volunteers are notified of upcoming sessions.
Working Conditions: Rides will be completed in your own personal vehicle for clients within Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo or North Dumfries.
Requirements:
- Access to a safe and reliable vehicle
- Have a valid G class driver's license
- Minimum $1 million in liability car insurance
- Driver's abstract

We can provide plastic barriers that would be placed between yourself and client who would be in the backseat.
Accessibility:
Transportation: Car required


Time Commitment

Duration: 4 - 6 months
Weekday - Daytime
Flexible time commitment. You let us know when you're available, and we'll schedule your rides only during those times.

   Contact Information
http://www.communitysupportconnections.org
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Ashlynne Boven
519-772-8787 Ext. 204
61 Woolwich Street North Breslau, N0B 1M0
Kitchener,Waterloo,Cambridge,Township of North Dumfries,Outside Waterloo Region

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1454 King Street East, Unit 3
Kitchener ON N2G 2N7

Phone: 519 742 8610

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