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Volunteer Driver

Wheels of Hope

Canadian Cancer Society

   About the Position

Impact Statement
During supper one night, my wife mentioned that the Canadian Cancer Society’s Wheels of Hope, a volunteer driver program, was short on drivers. There weren’t enough volunteers able to drive cancer patients to and from the cancer centre to receive their life-saving treatments. I was about to retire and knew I’d have spare time, so I decided to volunteer with Wheels of Hope. That was 19 years ago, and I’m still driving to this day.

The decision to volunteer was simple – my wife and I have enjoyed a nice life in this community and want to pay it back through volunteering. As a volunteer driver for Wheels of Hope, I have something rewarding that keeps me busy and lets me meet so many nice people. -Glen

The Canadian Cancer Society is looking for volunteers who are interested in transporting clients to and from cancer-related appointments.

Our volunteer drivers provide much needed transportation to appointments for clients who typically have no other way there. During a time filled with stress, our drivers give our clients one less thing to worry about. Volunteers must have a valid drivers license and insurance, a safe driving record (no more than three demerit points), and a 100% smoke-free vehicle. Mileage reimbursement is provided.

We are in need of drivers for both local and out of town trips. This is a great way to meet new people and support those in your community!

Position Qualifications

Ideal for: An Individual
Age: 18+ English Proficiency, Confidentiality, Work Without Supervision

Area(s) of Interest: Caring Support, Driver/Transportation, Health Care / Wellness

Skill(s): Customer Service, Communicate in Plain Language, Verbal Communication, Empathy, Respect

Training / Work Condtions

Training Details: Training modules to watch, then you will be assigned a Transportation Coordinator and offered a buddy ride if you wish.
Working Conditions:
Accessibility: Support volunteers with special needs
Transportation: Car required

Time Commitment

Duration: 1 year or more
Weekday - Daytime
Must have daytime availability on weekdays. Days and times are flexible. The program does not operate on weekends or holidays.

   Contact Information
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Mark Kahan
Kitchener,Township of Wilmot,Township of Woolwich,Township of Wellesley,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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