Volunteer Driver Program

The Family Resource Centre needs Volunteer Drivers!

The Family Resource Centre requires volunteer drivers to assist senior clients by driving them to programs which help them maintain their independence and wellness. Clients are socially isolated and may be experiencing the early stages of dementia or depression, and are referred by Case Managers of the Seniors Mental Health Program at Interior Health.

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Coffee/Craft Group – “Busy Bees”
– This is a weekly socialization group for senior ladies
– Group runs every Tuesday from 1:30 – 3:30 pm
– Volunteer drivers are required to help clients get to and from the group

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Wellness Group
– This is an educational group for clients who have experienced depression and are learning strategies for their wellness
– The group runs for 10 weeks (1 session/week) from 4:00 – 6:00 pm and is held twice a year (fall & spring) usually on      Wednesdays or Thursdays
– Volunteer drivers are required to help clients get to and from the group

 

Short- or Long-Term Commitments
We know our volunteers lead active and busy lives, and want to be flexible in accommodating a schedule that works for them. We welcome volunteers who can make short-, long-, or even sometime-commitments.

Let us know what works for you:

•   driving on a regular basis
•   driving for a 2-3 month period at a time
•   driving as a relief driver to help cover driver vacations or other absences
•   other options available to meet your schedule

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Reimbursement
The Family Resource Centre will pay mileage to reimburse volunteer drivers for driving expenses.

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Applications
If you have an hour or two once/week or a few times/month and would appreciate the opportunity to make a real difference in the life of a senior, download our application document below and return it to our office as soon as possible. Applications are also available at the front desk of the Family Resource Centre.

Applicants are interviewed and attend an Orientation session. A Criminal Record Check, Driver’s Abstract, and references are required. Copies of valid driver’s license and vehicle insurance also required on an annual basis.

This program welcomes the participation of both men and women. Thank you for considering this excellent volunteer opportunity! Please call for more information.

Volunteer Driver Application Form

Volunteer References