Position Activity: Companion / Visitor, Delivery / Driving, Outing Assistant, Peer Support, Visiting / Chatting / Socializing
1-2 hours / Flexible
City Wide, Edmonton, AB, T6J 6W9 [Map]
Suitability: Adult , Fluency in Languages other than English, Older Adult (55+), Student (Post Secondary)
DRIVE HAPPINESS - Seniors Assisted Transportation is a volunteer program that provides assisted transportation to seniors with reduced mobility and limited resources. When an older person loses the ability to drive or walk to the bus, they often become very lonely and isolated. Our amazing volunteer drivers provide seniors the freedom to get to wherever they want to go. Our volunteers are as unique as our seniors who need rides. Many of our volunteer drivers are retirees who are still very interested in connecting with people. Some of our volunteers are university students who need volunteer hours. Some still work but like to drive in the evening or on weekends. The beauty of our volunteer program is that you create your own schedule. Some drivers drive daily, while others choose to drive only a few times a month. It is entirely up to you. So here is our invitation to you…if you enjoy chatting with seniors and like to drive, plus if you have a reliable vehicle, this might be the perfect volunteer opportunity for you. If you are interested in learning more, please contact us through our website (www.drivehappiness.ca) or call (780) 424-5438 ext 3. Wondering how this affects your insurance? http://www.seniorscouncil.net/uploads/files/InsuranceRequirementsVolunteerDriversMythsFacts.pdf Every single ride given changes a senior’s life.