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3154 - Drivers
Mississauga, Brampton, Caledon


Shelter Movers is a national, volunteer-powered charitable organization providing moving and storage services at no cost to individuals and families fleeing abuse. We collaborate with local businesses and community agencies to support people, primarily women and children, as they transition to a life free of violence. We are the only organization of our kind in Canada, and our volunteers are no less exceptional. We are growing and looking to add caring and compassionate people to our volunteer team.



Position Summary

Movers and Drivers are the “boots on the ground” and are essential to our organization’s mission. In a group of 2 - 6 movers and drivers, volunteers pack and load a client’s belongings into vehicles and transport the client to predetermined locations. Vehicles are provided for moves, and movers who have a valid driver’s license are welcome to register as drivers. 

This is a fantastic opportunity to contribute in a meaningful way. Moves usually vary from 4 - 6 hours, depending on the circumstances. Our volunteering model is flexible and does not require a set time commitment. Volunteers sign up for moves as per their availability. 


  • Meet with team members at an arranged time and place
  • Work under the direction of the Lead Mover and Move Coordinator
  • Maintain communication with the Lead Mover and team members during the move
  • Move client’s belongings into vehicles and transport the client and belongings
  • Liaise with teammates, security and/or law enforcement
  • Conduct risk assessments throughout a move
  • Maintain client confidentiality and provide trauma-informed care
  • Uphold Shelter Movers’ protocols and procedures


  • You will have the opportunity to make a positive impact on helping families transition away from violence and abuse.
  • You will gain experience in the operations of a social service agency, including service coordination and direct client interaction.
  • You will receive training in preparation for your role, and have access to ongoing training opportunities.
  • After 3 months of satisfactory service, we can provide confirmation of volunteer service. After 6 months, we can provide a personalized reference letter.


We are recruiting for Drivers with weekday availability (Monday to Friday). Moves usually happen from 9 AM - 4 PM. 

  • Passion for Shelter Movers’ mission of supporting individuals and families fleeing violence and abuse.
  • Tact, discretion, high maturity level and good judgment.
  • Demonstrate ability to maintain confidentiality, provide trauma-informed care to clients, and remain calm during potentially stressful situations.
  • Awareness of appropriate boundaries, compassion fatigue, and self-care.
  • Experience working with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
  • Able to lift moderately heavy boxes/furniture, min. 20lbs.
  • Drivers must be at least 21 years of age and hold a valid G2 or G license
  • A long-term interest in the Violence Against Women (VAW) sector is an asset
  • Ability to speak additional languages an assets

Drivers must be at least 21 years of age, and have a valid G2 or G license in Ontario. They must also complete an interview process, sign a confidentiality agreement, obtain a police reference check, and attend a Trauma-Informed Care Orientation session.  

Min Age: 21
Max Age: 65   
Police Check: Required   
Resume:Not required   
Driver's Licence: Required   
Proof of Vaccination: Not required

Time Commitment
This is a Long Term (More than 6 months) commitment
Shifts are available Anytime

Scheduling is flexible; time commitment varies depending on the move. Each move takes approximately 4 - 6 hours. Volunteers can sign up for moves according to their schedule and availability. 

A minimum of 2 moves per month (8 - 12 hours/month) is encouraged. This is an unpaid volunteer position.


We provide a 2 hour Trauma-Informed Care Orientation designed to train our volunteers for the role. Various other training opportunities may be offered after onboarding.

More Details
Areas of Interest: Crisis, Distress & Emergency Response, Settlement & Integration, Parent & Child Support, Shelters, Transportation
Accessibility: Unknown, Not Accessible
Ideal for: Individuals, Co-op Placements, Newcomers, Older Adults

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