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Volunteer Driver

Children/Youth Transportation

Family & Children's Services of the Waterloo Region

   About the Position

Impact Statement
Volunteer Drivers provide transportation services for a variety of family needs. This could include driving children to/from school, going to a program or access visit with family or simply helping a child get to an appointment or activity.

Do you have some extra time in your week, a reliable vehicle, and looking to make a difference in your community? We have been waiting for you!

Family and Children’s Services of Waterloo Region is currently taking applications for VOLUNTEER DRIVERS to assist our youngest community members and their families. Volunteer Drivers provide transportation as a key component to creating a network of support for families and children. As a Volunteer Driver, you get a chance to help others and make new connections, while having your mileage reimbursed!

Position Qualifications

Ideal for: An Individual, A Group
Age: 21+

Area(s) of Interest: Caring Support, Children/Youth, Driver/Transportation

Skill(s): Cultural Awareness/Sensitivity, Interpersonal Communication, Time Management, Sensitivity, Empathy

Training / Work Condtions

Training Details: Volunteer training & orientation is provided once you are approved to volunteer. Driver orientation, and if required child car seat/booster training is also required to become a Volunteer Driver.
Working Conditions: You must have a G license with a good driving record, a vehicle in safe working condition, and 1 million dollars in liability insurance on your vehicle. We schedule drives during the timeslot that you indicate you are available to volunteer. Mileage for the drives is reimbursed. Child car seat training and car seats are provided. Onboarding and Orientation is required for all positions. We require volunteers to undergo an in-depth background check which includes Police Records Check, Child Welfare Check and a Reference Check. This is required due to the nature of the positions in a vulnerable sector.
Transportation: Car required

Time Commitment

Duration: 7 - 12 months
Weekday - Daytime, Weekday - Evening, Weekend - Daytime, Weekend - Evening
9 months to a one-year commitment is required due to the length of the orientation/onboarding and training. Volunteers help out once a week or more depending on availability.
Current openings for Drivers are:
• School Day Drives 7:30-9:30 am or 2:30 – 4:30 pm (Daily/Weekly)
• Mornings 9:00 – 12:00 pm
• Evenings 4:00 – 8:00 pm
• Weekends (Sat/Sun)
You let us know when you are available during the openings listed above – and we will schedule your rides during those times.

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Volunteer Services
200 Ardelt Ave Kitchener, N2C 2L9
Kitchener,Township of Wilmot,Township of Woolwich,Township of Wellesley,Waterloo,Cambridge,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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