Canadian Cancer Society (Driving Volunteer – Wheels of Hope)

Organization Name: Canadian Cancer Society
Opportunity Title: Driving Volunteer – Wheels of Hope
Category: Driving / Transportation
Commitment: 6 months to 1 year
Start Date: February 18, 2019
End Date: February 3, 2085

  • Background/police check required
  • Appropriate for volunteers aged between 18 and 55
  • Appropriate for volunteers aged 55 and over
  • Training or orientation required
Opportunity Description:

The Wheels of Hope Transportation program offers rides to treatment for those people who are currently living with cancer. This volunteer role will support the program by safely transporting cancer clients to and from treatment.

  • Respond to requests for client rides from the transportation Coordinator
  • Confirm travel arrangements with client(s) by phone
  • Provide client rides with the use of your personal vehicle or a Cancer Society van
  • Offer minimal assistance to get clients in and out of the vehicle (no lifting of client permitted)
  • Follow safe driving procedures
  • Manage billing statements within the database (if using own vehicle)
  • Provide up-to-date license and insurance information
  • Become familiar with the programs & services provided by the Society and share these resources as needed
  • Adhere to all Canadian Cancer Society policies, procedures, standards and guidelines including client confidentiality and our 100% smoke free policy

Skill Requirements:

  • Comfortable communicating on the phone (and two-way radio for van drivers)
  • Logistical knowledge of Regina
  • Previous experience working in customer service, health services or volunteer engagement
  • Comfortable driving for long periods of time
  • Comfortable working with individuals experiencing health related stress
  • Ability to interact with volunteers and staff in a team environment
  • Ability to respect client confidentiality
  • Positive attitude

Time Commitment/Working Environment

  • Minimum of two days/month and a minimum 6 month commitment
  • Program hours are Monday through Friday, can be as early as 6 am start, or as late as 6 pm finish
  • We can provide a certificate of volunteered hours if requested ahead of time

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