Volunteer Drivers for Families - Waupoos Farm
Organization: The Waupoos Foundation
Commitment: Short term (less than 6 months)
Language Preference: any
Number of Positions Available: 5
Location: Ottawa - South
Deadline: Dec 15, 2019
DescriptionWaupoos Family Farm is a registered non-profit organization with a unique charitable mission to serve families that live below the poverty line through facilitating a community experience. We provide families with children 16 and under with affordable vacation opportunities during summer and select long weekends during the rest of the year.
Many of the families who come to enjoy the farm require a ride to get here and/or back home. If you are available to provide occasional rides, please contact us. Must have own vehicle
A criminal records check (vulnerable sector) is required (no charge for volunteers) Volunteers are contacted about 1-2 weeks in advance when a family needs a ride to and from the farm. When volunteers are available for these dates, they indicate their willingness to assist.
Here are the times we need help with transportation for families:
Most Waupoos vacations during the school year fall around long weekends. Arrival for families is usually late afternoon (3-6 PM), usually Friday; and departure is typically on the holiday Monday morning before noon.
Families coming for either Christmas and New Year vacations this year will require pick up on the Monday afternoon (Dec 23 or Dec 30) and return home on the Friday morning (Dec 27 or Jan 3rd)
We have car seats available if the family or the driver does not have them.
Individuals who have a van are especially needed but all volunteers are welcome as some families are small.
Good for people interested in: Transportation of people
You will be working with: Disadvantaged; Men; Youth (11-15 years); Children (0-10 years); Women
How will this volunteer opportunity benefit you?
It is a gift to help a family to come to Waupoos Farm for a family vacation. The children and parents are excited and perhaps a bit apprehensive, especially if it is their first visit. The volunteer driver is helping make a vacation happen for a family who could not otherwise have this opportunity.
Our current volunteers love driving families as the enthusiasm of the children and parent is contagious and you leave knowing you have made such a difference in their lives!!
How will the organization benefit?
We need volunteers to assist with transportation.
Many low-income families do not have access to a vehicle and Waupoos Farm is not located on any city bus routes.
Organization category: Social services
Time it will take to contact applicants - 1-6 days
This position would be great for - Seniors
Vulnerable sector check required: Yes
Police record check required: Yes