Food Access & Client Transportation - Volunteer Driver

(Guelph Community Health Centre, Guelph - Downtown Location, Family and Community Health Services)

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Position ID: V-GUE2075 Last Modified: 05 Jul 2018 Last Full Update: 05 Jul 2018
Opportunity Details
Impact StatementHelp remove transportation barriers.
ContactHannah Senitt, Coordinator of Volunteer Resources, Guelph CHC; Phone: 519-821-6638 ext 326; Email:
DutiesVolunteers are needed to drive (or ride along) the Guelph Community Health Centre's agency van to and from food provider locations within the City of Guelph. This involves volunteers working in pairs to pick up and deliver client food boxes from food banks or food cupboards and providing transportation for clients to access the North End Market. Alternatively, there is also the opportunity to deliver Garden Fresh Boxes directly to people that are unable to pick up their box from a host site. 
Volunteer work in teams of two for this position. One drives while the other navigates any passenger needs, reads maps or completes paperwork needed.
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BenefitsThis is an opportunity to work in pairs while supporting community members that may have barriers to accessing healthy food. Volunteers also meet people in the community, give back and have fun!
ClientsClients of the Guelph Community Health Centre.
Ages18 year(s) and up
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Post-secondary students ; Newcomers / English as a second language ; Couples ; Groups
Areas of InterestFood Services / Nutrition ; Transportation / Driver / Delivery
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Customer Service ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; Team Work ; Good driving record, enjoys meeting people and driving, experience working with culturally economically and socially diverse clients is an asset, knowledge of City of Guelph's services.
Commitment LengthMedium Term (4 months to 1 year) - with a 3 month trial period. ; Long Term (More than 1 year)
Interaction LevelSmall Group - Volunteers work in pairs with clients and/or community members ; One-on-one and small group interaction with clients en-route to market, food bank and other client needs.
Minimum Hours3 / Week
Dates and TimesMonday: Morning 
Tuesday: Morning 
Wednesday: Afternoon, Evening 
Wednesday evening - North End Market (Weekly) 
Other dates/times as needed.
SeasonsYear Round
AccessibilityNot Accessible
Number of PositionsGuelph: 5 individual(s) 
5 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingOrientation ; Training is provided ; Training on the job ; Training on-going ; Agency and Program Orientation provided. On the job training and support, ongoing.
TransportationNear public transit ; Driver License required - for driving position only ; Vehicle not required, Volunteers will be driving the Guelph CHC mini-van.
Police CheckRequired
Additional RequirementsMust be reliability and able to maintain confidentiality. Must be willing to undergo a vulnerable sector check and drivers abstract.
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Display Until29 Nov 2018
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Organization NameGuelph Community Health Centre, Guelph - Downtown Location, Family and Community Health Services
Office Phone519-821-6638
Address & Map
176 Wyndham St N
Guelph, ON N1H 8N9
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