Bus Rider Volunteer

(East Wellington Community Services, Erin - 45 Main St)

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Position ID: V-GUE2504 Last Modified: 05 Jan 2018 Last Full Update: 05 Jan 2018
Opportunity Details
Impact StatementRide the bus with Adult Day Program participants!
ContactBarb Carscadden, Manager, Community & Volunteer Engagment, East Wellington Community Services; Phone: (519) 856-2113 * (226) 979-5139; Fax: (519) 856-1498; Email: barb.c@ew-cs.com
DutiesVolunteer Bus Riders will assist clients to safely embark and disembark the East Wellington Community Services (EWCS) bus. This involves meeting clients at their door and escorting them safely onto or off the bus, helping fasten/unfasten seat belts (if required) and carrying the client's bags. You will work with the driver to create a warm, friendly atmosphere for participants and encourage socialization among participants on the bus.
More Info Linkwww.eastwellingtoncommunityservices.com/volunteer/
BenefitsFree parking. Discount coupon for the thrift stores after 3 months of service.
ClientsClients are participants of the Adult Day Program. This includes elderly, frail adults and/or those experiencing dementia or Alzheimer's.
Ages18 year(s) and up
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Post-secondary students ; Newcomers / English as a second language ; Couples
Areas of InterestField Trip Aide / Community Outing Support ; Senior's Activity Support ; Transportation / Driver / Delivery
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; Team Work
Commitment LengthShort Term (Up to 4 months) ; Medium Term (4 months to 1 year) ; Long Term (More than 1 year)
Interaction LevelOne-on-one ; Small Group
Minimum Hours2 / Week
Dates and TimesMonday: Morning, Afternoon (8:00 - 10:00 am OR 2:45 - 4:45 pm) 
Wednesday: Morning, Afternoon (8:00 - 10:00 am OR 2:45 - 4:45 pm) 
Thursday: Morning, Afternoon (8:00 - 10:00 am OR 2:45 - 4:45 pm) 
Any/all of above shifts are available.
SeasonsYear Round ; EWCS buses are cancelled when local school buses are cancelled due to inclement weather.
AccessibilityPartially Accessible
LocationBus departs from Centre 2000 in Erin, ON
Number of PositionsErin: 4 individual(s) 
4 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingOrientation ; Training is provided ; Training on the job
TransportationVolunteer will be required to make their own way to this volunteer position.
Police CheckRequired
Social MediaFacebook Facebook: www.facebook.com/east.wellington
Twitter Twitter: twitter.com/EastWellCS
YouTube YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCZYLfUTDGw2PsdJfHjleGgg/
Start DateOn or after 05 Jan 2018
Display Until31 Dec 2018
Agency Details
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Organization NameEast Wellington Community Services, Erin - 45 Main St
Office Phone519-833-9696
Address & Map
45 Main St
Erin, ON N0B 1T0
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Mailing AddressBox 786 
Erin, ON N0B 1T0