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Shelter Movers (Mover/Driver)

Organization Name: Shelter Movers
Opportunity Title: Mover/Driver
Category: Driving / Transportation
Commitment: 6 months to 1 year, Ongoing Opportunity (> 1 year)
Start Date: December 11, 2023
End Date: February 15, 2024

Email: volunteer.calgary@sheltermovers.com
Website: https://www.sheltermovers.com/
Details:
  • Background/police check requiredAppropriate for volunteers aged between 18 and 55Appropriate for volunteers aged 55 and overTraining or orientation required
Opportunity Description:

Position Summary: Movers and Drivers are core to the organization by assisting on each move. In a group of 2-7 movers, volunteers will load/unload the client’s belongings into a vehicle and transport the client to the predetermined location. Vehicles are provided for the move, and movers who have a valid driver’s license are welcome to register as drivers. This is a great opportunity for someone who wants to make a big impact in a small amount of time. Each move varies from 3-5 hours. With our flexible volunteering model, you can sign up to volunteer on moves as per your availability. Responsibilities: – Meet other movers at the arranged time and place – Work under the direction of a volunteer Lead Mover and Move Coordinator, and maintain communication with the Lead Mover and all other movers during move – Move client’s belongings in and out of vehicles, and transport client’s personal belongings to a predetermined location (client’s children may accompany some of the moves) – vehicles are provided – Liaise with the volunteer team, private security, and/or law enforcement – Continuously conduct risk assessments throughout a move – Maintain client confidentiality and provide trauma-informed care to all clients – Uphold Shelter Movers’ protocols and procedures – Work with private security and law enforcement (led by Lead Mover) when necessary Time commitment: Flexible scheduling. Time commitment is based on a per-move basis, with each move taking approximately 3-4 hours. Volunteers can work around their schedule and sign up for moves based on their availability.   A minimum of 1-2 moves a month, or 4-8 hours per month, is encouraged. This is an unpaid volunteer position. Essential skills & knowledge: – Passion for Shelter Movers’ mission of supporting women and children fleeing violence and abuse – Tact, discretion, high maturity level and good judgment – Ability to protect client confidentiality and provide trauma-informed care to clients – Awareness of appropriate boundaries, compassion fatigue, and self-care – Experience working with individuals from diverse backgrounds – No previous education is required – A long-term interest in the Violence Against Women (VAW) sector an asset – Ability to speak additional languages an asset. As a mover, no drivers license is required. Movers who have a valid driver’s license are welcome to register as drivers. If you are interested in being a driver, you will be asked to provide a scanned copy of your driver’s license. Shelter Movers primarily operates through car-share vehicles and trucks. Other requirements: Shelter Movers volunteers must be at least 18 years of age, complete an interview process, sign a confidentiality agreement, complete and pass a police reference check, and attend a Trauma-Informed Care Orientation session. As a Mover at Shelter Movers: – You’ll have the opportunity to make a positive impact helping women and families transition away from violence and abuse. – You’ll gain hands-on experience on the front lines of our organization, providing moving and storage services for our clients. – You’ll receive training in preparation for your role and have access to ongoing training opportunities. – You’ll work with a great team of passionate volunteers and supporters. – After 3 months of satisfactory service a confirmation of volunteering can be provided. After 6 months, we’d be happy to provide a personalized reference letter. How to Apply: If interested, please send a brief description outlining your interest as well as your resume to: volunteer.calgary@sheltermovers.com

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