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About the Position
Position # 21998
OrganizationShelter Movers Waterloo Region
Position Movers or Drivers
Location Moves will take place within the KW area
Impact Statement Shelter Movers provides moving and storage services at no cost to women and children fleeing abuse. We are the only organization of our kind in Canada, and our volunteers are no less exceptional. Every year, in collaboration with community partners, our volunteer teams contribute over 15,000 hours to support people transitioning to lives free of violence and abuse.
At our core, we aim to remind survivors of their intrinsic worth and the power they are reclaiming in their decision to leave an abusive relationship
Description Movers are key to our organization's work in helping victims of domestic violence. Movers make up the bulk of our volunteers, so you'll be in good company! In a group of 2-6 movers, movers help pack and move a Client’s belongings. Movers who have a valid driver’s license may also be asked to drive the moving vehicles. This is a great opportunity for someone who wants to make a big impact in a small amount of time. Each move is an average of ~4 hours, and you can sign up for as many moves as you would like.

Working as part of a team, you will:
-Assist clients in transitioning to their new life by helping move and store the client’s belongings
-Maintain communication with your team members
-Respect client confidentiality
-Work with law enforcement when necessary
- Uphold Shelter Movers’ protocols and procedures to ensure health and safety of volunteers and clients
Training Details Online orientation.
Working Conditions Should be able to lift a minimum of 20 lbs. For drivers, rental vehicles are provided, so there is no need to own your own vehicle.
There is no minimum number of moves per week that movers or drivers are required to perform. Scheduling is flexible, with volunteers signing up for moves whenever they are available. Moves take place at different times: weekdays, evenings, and weekends, so there are opportunities to be involved no matter your schedule!
Strict Covid-19 protocols are in place (e.g., use of PPE, screening, etc) to ensure the safety of all involved.
Duration 4 - 6 months
Timing Anytime
Time Detail Flexible scheduling. Moves will take place in the KW area.
Age 18+
Ideal for An Individual
Transportation NONE Needed
Area(s) of Interest Driver/Transportation, Maintenance, Housing
Skill(s) Problem Solving, Accountability, Empathy, Respect
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