Food Access & Client Transportation - Passenger Support & Navigation

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

Position ID: V-GUE2506 Last Modified: 05 Jul 2018 Last Full Update: 05 Jul 2018
Opportunity Details
Impact StatementHelp reduce transportation barriers.
ContactHannah Senitt, Coordinator of Volunteer Resouces, Guelph Community Health Centre; Phone: (519) 821-6638 ext 326; Email:
DutiesVolunteer work in teams of two while taking clients to and from food provider locations or clients appointments within the City of Guelph. This involves 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. 
The Passenger Support Volunteer Position duties include:  
- providing support to the volunteer driver when needed. For example: reading maps or completing paper work. 
- engaging with passengers, assisting with loading and unloading or navigating client concerns
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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
Areas of InterestFood Services / Nutrition ; Transportation / Driver / Delivery
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Customer Service ; Planning & Organizing ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; Team Work ; 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 one or a small group of clients
Minimum Hours3 / Week
Dates and TimesMonday: Morning 
Tuesday: Morning 
Wednesday: Morning, Evening 
Schedule can vary depending on client need.
SeasonsYear Round
AccessibilityNot Accessible
Number of PositionsGuelph: 5 individual(s) 
5 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingOrientation ; Training is provided ; Training on the job
TransportationNear public transit
Police CheckRequired
Additional RequirementsDriver Licence is NOT required for the Passenger Support Volunteer role
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Display Until28 Dec 2018
Agency Details
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