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Position: 2064 - Meals On Wheels Volunteer Driver - solo or in pairs
Organization: Victorian Order of Nurses, Peel Region, Community Health and Support Services
Position Address: Volunteer Depot: Erin Mills Twin Arenas - 3205 Unity Drive, Mississauga, ON, Canada
Location: Mississauga
Accessibility: Unknown
Ideal for: Individual, Group, Co-Op Placements, Newcomers, Older Adults
Description
This position works well as an individual volunteer position, but also would be great for friends or couples to volunteer together! Deliver hot and/or frozen meals to the homes of individuals who cannot prepare food themselves. In doing so volunteers will maintain confidentiality of route sheets, report concerns to the supervisor regarding the well-being of the clients, attend in-service training as arranged by the site. Clients are primarily seniors. The minimum commitment is only 6 months. The need for drivers to deliver food is in Mississauga, South Etobicoke, and Oakville.

The need for volunteers at this time is URGENT.

PLEASE click on 'Apply Now!' (above/below) for access to the program's Application Form. Thank you!

Goal
VON Canada is a national, not-for-profit, charitable home and community care organization. For more than 115 years, our nurses, therapists and other health care providers have cared for Canadians in their own homes. Today, we offer more than 75 home care, personal support, and community services designed to help people of all ages to get healthy and stay healthy. Our team of more than 5,000 staff and 9,000 volunteers serves Canadians in more than 1,200 communities across our country.

Deliver Hot and/or frozen nutritious meals to client's home, and in doing so contribute towards sustaining the health of VON clients.

Benefits
+ Work as part of a dedicated team committed to serving the needs of the community
+ Make friends
+ Gain experience working with seniors
+ Educational opportunities
+ Networking
+ Experience personal growth and satisfaction
+ Enjoy excellent volunteer recognition
+ References may be provided upon request

Position Qualifications
● Volunteer engagement for a MINIMUM of 6 months
● Valid Class 'G' driver's licence and clean driving record (must provide Driver's Abstract)
● Proof of auto insurance
● Good communication and active listening skills
● Friendly, outgoing with older adults and persons with disabilities
● Capacity to remain calm in unexpected situations
● Ability to work independently and as part of a team
● Ability to set clear boundaries, respect for privacy, and confidentiality
● 'Police Vulnerable Sector Check', because you'll be involved with vulnerable seniors
Min Age: 18    Police Check: Yes

Time Commitment
Duration:Long Term (More than 6 months)
Monday Morning, Tuesday Morning, Wednesday Morning, Thursday Morning, Friday Morning
Monday to Friday, between 10:30 am and 1:30 pm

Training
One time VON orientation followed by shadowing with a current program volunteer on a route plus ongoing training as required. Dates are determined by the Coordinator and volunteer applicants together.

Area(s) of Interest: Food Services, Senior Support, Transportation
How to Contact
Send an Email Message
Social Media
http://www.von.ca


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