• Help: Connect with and learn about older adults, and bring hope to those who are lonely, isolated, or struggling with low income.

  • Give: Our volunteers enjoy a sense of fulfillment and accomplishment for giving their time to help others.

  • Grow: As a volunteer you'll have ample opportunities to develop new skills, and even explore a new career.

Santa for Seniors Meal Delivery Driver

Program: Santa for Seniors

Intent of Program:

To deliver hot Christmas dinners and cards that have been purchased for seniors by members of the general public .

Duties

• The Driver and/or Runner picks up the meal and route at SSSBC office.
• Delivers the food to the client’s home following route plan.
• Practice safe driving.
• Return undeliverable items to SSSBC before 4:00 on delivery day.
• Records kilometers used and submits to Program Support Worker for reimbursement.

Qualifications

• Competent navigator
• Ability to understand and be understood in English
• Good Interpersonal Skills: friendly, outgoing, courteous, patient
• Ability to work independently
• Capacity to maintain confidentiality
• Able to communicate in a clear and effective manner
• Punctual and reliable
• Be in good physical and mental health
• Able to consistently drive defensively and obey traffic laws and speed limits
• Willingness to drive without distractions (Cell phone, texting, ear pods, eating while driving)

Requirements

• Criminal record check mandatory
• Provide reference checks
• Have a minimum five years of driving experience
• Have access to a phone
• Must have own vehicle~clean and in good repair
• Be responsible for the upkeep and safety of the vehicle
• Able to provide a smoke free environment
• $3 million Extended Third Party Liability coverage
• Driver’s License – a copy is required.

Training required

• Virtual Volunteer Orientation

Benefits

• Annual Volunteer Appreciation
• Mileage reimbursement

Reports To

• Program Support Worker (604-520-6621)

Grocery Shopper

PROGRAM: Safe Seniors, Strong Communities

VOLUNTEER POSITION: Grocery Shopper

Intent of Program To provide a supported shopping service to seniors unable to do so themselves due to their heightened vulnerability of the COVID19 Virus.

Duties
• Maintain a pre-determined list of up to 4 clients
• Initiate contact with each client and arrange a timeline that suits their needs (ie. Weekly/Bi-weekly)
• Take clients order via email or telephone
• Purchase groceries and deliver to client’s door

Qualifications
• Current mandate states in-person volunteers must be under the COVID19 vulnerable age of 60.
• Ability to understand and be understood in English.
• Good Interpersonal Skills: friendly, outgoing, courteous, patient.
• Ability to work independently.
• Capacity to maintain confidentiality.
• Able to communicate in a clear and effective manner.
• Punctual and reliable.
• Detail orientated.
• Be in good physical and mental health.

Requirements
• Visual COVID19 health and safety screening
• Drivers must have a current driver’s license and abstract
• Must have own vehicle, clean and in good repair
• Mandatory criminal record check. Must be renewed every 5 years.
• Provide reference checks

Commitment
• Minimum 2-month commitment

Training
• Volunteer Orientation

Benefits
• Connecting with People
• Giving Back to the Community
• Mileage reimbursement

Reports To
• Program Support Worker (604-520-6621)
• Support Services Supervisor (604-520-6621 X 110)

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Meals on Wheels Pick-Up Driver

**Currently Unavailable**

Intent of Program:

To pick up the meals from Starlight Casino and deliver them to SSS. This program enables seniors to live independently in the community and provides them with a nutritional meal.

Duties

  • Arrive at SSS to pick up containers and MOW binder
  • Drive to Starlight Casino in Queensborough to pick up meals
  • Deliver meals to clients in the Queensborough area
  • Meet volunteer MOW team in designated area (Sushi Ki parking lot, next to SSS) to transfer meals and binder
  • Maintains and submits mileage sheet.

Qualifications

  • Competent navigator and driver
  • Good Interpersonal Skills: friendly, outgoing, courteous, patient
  • Ability to work independently
  • Capacity to maintain confidentiality
  • Able to communicate in a clear and effective manner
  • Punctual and reliable
  • Be in good physical and mental health
  • Willingness to drive without distractions (cell phone, texting, ear pods, eating while driving)
  • Able to consistently drive defensively and obey traffic laws and speed limits
  • Ability to be understand and understood in English

Requirements

  • Criminal record check mandatory
  • Provide reference checks
  • Drivers must have a current driver’s license and provide driver’s abstract
  • Must have own vehicle-clean and in good repair
  • Able to provide a smoke free environment
  • $3 million Extended Third Party Liability coverage
  • Have a minimum five years of driving experience
  • Responsible for ensuring insurance is renewed on a yearly basis
  • Have access to a phone
  • Calling in if unable to make it in for a scheduled shiftBe responsible for the upkeep and safety of the vehicle

Commitment

  • Minimum 6 months commitment
  • Flexible schedule. Program Operates Monday/Wednesday/Friday 8:45am – 10:30am

Training

  • Site Volunteer Orientation & Training
  • Program Orientation provided by volunteer (1-2 shifts)
  • Additional training as required

Compensation

  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Annual Volunteer Appreciation

Reports To

  • Supervisor Support Services  or the Coordinator Volunteer & Social Programs

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Meals on Wheels Driver

**Currently Unavailable**

Intent of Program:

To deliver nutritional meals to the client’s door. Supports seniors to live independently in the community.

Duties:

  • The Drive and/or Runner picks up the food and program binder at SSS
  • Delivers the food to the client’s home following route plan
  • If no runner is available, assist clients to open cartons and cut up food, if necessary
  • Monitor any significant changes in the client’s health or well being
  • Inform the Supervisor of Support Services of undelivered meals, concerns about a client or any concerns relating to meal delivery
  • Return cartons to SSS and program binder to SSS
  • Maintains and submits mileage sheet.

Qualifications:

  • Competent navigator and driver
  • Ability to understand and be understood in English
  • Good Interpersonal Skills: friendly, outgoing, courteous, patient
  • Ability to work independently
  • Capacity to maintain confidentiality
  • Able to communicate in a clear and effective manner
  • Punctual and reliable

Requirements:

  • Criminal record check mandatory
  • Provide reference checks
  • Drivers must have a current driver’s license and abstract
  • Must have own vehicle that is clean, in good repair and able to provide a smoke free environment
  • $3 million Extended Third Party Liability coverage

Commitment required

  • Minimum 6 months commitment
  • Flexible schedule. Monday to Friday. Approximately 10:00am-12:00pm.

Training required

  • Volunteer Orientation
  • Program Training provided by volunteer (1-2 shifts)
  • Additional training as required

Benefits

  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Annual Volunteer Appreciation

Reports To

  • Supervisor Support Services or the Coordinator Volunteer & Social Programs

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Meals on Wheels Runner

**Currently Unavailable**

Intent of Program

Assists the MOW driver deliver nutritious meals to client’s homes. This program assists seniors to live independently at home.

Duties

  • Pick up the food from the MOW pick-up driver at a designated distribution location (Sushi Ki parking lot, next door to SSS).
  • Deliver meals to client’s home.
  • Assist clients to open cartons and cut up food, if necessary.
  • Socialize with client, check in.
  • Monitor any significant changes in the clients’ health or well-being
  • Inform the Supervisor of Support Services of undelivered meals, concerns about a client or any concerns relating to meal delivery.
  • Return cartons to SSS and program binder to SSS.

Qualifications

  • Ability to understand and be understood in English.
  • Good Interpersonal Skills: friendly, outgoing, courteous, patient.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Capacity to maintain confidentiality.
  • Able to communicate in a clear and effective manner.
  • Punctual and reliable.

Requirements

  • Mandatory criminal record check
  • Provide Reference Checks

Commitment

  • Minimum 6 months commitment
  • Flexible schedule. Monday to Friday. Approximately 10:00am-12:00pm.

Training

  • Volunteer Orientation
  • Program Training provided by volunteer (1-2 shifts)
  • Additional training as required

Report To

  • Supervisor Support Services (604-520-6621)
  • Coordinator Volunteer & Social Programs (604-520-6621)

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Medical Transportation Driver

**Currently Unavailable**

Intent of Program

To provide assistance and transportation for seniors to and from their medical appointments.

Duties

  • Arrive at client’s home as scheduled.
  • Enter client’s home to give necessary mobility assistance from home to vehicle.
  • Engage in conversation with client.
  • Accompany client to the physician/specialist office to assist with mobility.
  • Remain in office until appointment finishes.
  • Drive client back home, assist with mobility as necessary.
  • Maintain and submit mileage/parking sheets.
  • Report any issues/concerns to Supervisor Support Services.

Qualifications

  • Competent navigator and driver
  • Ability to understand and be understood in English.
  • Good Interpersonal Skills: friendly, outgoing, courteous, patient.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Capacity to maintain confidentiality.
  • Able to communicate in a clear and effective manner.
  • Punctual and reliable.
  • Able to lift walker and/or foldable transport wheelchair into trunk of car.

Requirements

  • Criminal record check mandatory
  • Provide reference checks
  • Drivers must have a current driver’s license and abstract
  • Must have own vehicle. Clean and in good repair. Able to provide a smoke free environment.
  • $3 million Extended Third Party Liability coverage

Commitment

  • Minimum 6 months commitment
  • Appointments are made Monday – Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm (occasional evening or Saturday)

Training

  • Site Volunteer Orientation & Training
  • Program Orientation provided by volunteer (1-2 shifts)
  • Additional training as required

Benefits

  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Annual Appreciation Event

Reports To

  • Supervisor Support Services (604-520-6621)
  • Coordinator Volunteer & Social Programs (604-520-6621)

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Social Outings Host/Hostess

**Currently Unavailable**

Intent of Program

Supports seniors who may be isolated or face barriers to participate in community events, dining out, shopping, recreation, live theatre, musical performances and recreational activities.

Duties

  • Assist the clients on and off the bus as needed.
  • Welcome and introduce new clients.
  • Collect payment/fees from the seniors when necessary.
  • To act as a liaison between SSS clients and community organization, as necessary.
  • Socialize and engage in conversation with clients.
  • Assist clients with their meal/beverage (e.g. cut food, help with condiments), when necessary/applicable.
  • Inform the Coordinator of Volunteer and Social Programs when a client is absent.
  • Assist the bus driver with walkers/wheelchairs and other tasks as required.

Qualifications

  • Capable and willing to handle cash (maximum $150).
  • Physically able to help clients on and off the bus.
  • Ability to understand and be understood in English.
  • Good Interpersonal Skills: friendly, outgoing, courteous, patient.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Capacity to maintain confidentiality.
  • Able to communicate in a clear and effective manner.
  • Punctual and reliable.

Requirements

  • Mandatory criminal record check
  • Provide reference checks

Commitment

  • 1-4 shifts/month for approximately 3-5 hours; Days Vary
  • Minimum 6 month commitment

Training

  • Volunteer Orientation
  • Program Training provided by volunteer (1-2 shifts)
  • Additional training as required

Benefits

  • Free Coffee/Tea/Meal when applicable
  • Free Admission to Events
  • Annual Volunteer Appreciation Event

Reports To

  • Coordinator Volunteer & Social Programs
  • Bus Driver

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Grocery Order Taker

**Currently Unavailable**

Intent of Program

To provide a supported shopping service to seniors who find it difficult to shop or do not have others to help them.

Duties

  • Arrive at SSS
  • Make calls from a pre-determined list of Seniors Services Society’s clients.
  • Follow instructions outlined in instructional manual.
  • Input the client’s grocery order using the on-line shopping program.

Qualifications

  • Basic computer skills.
  • Ability to understand and be understood in English.
  • Good Interpersonal Skills: friendly, outgoing, courteous, patient.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Capacity to maintain confidentiality.
  • Able to communicate in a clear and effective manner.
  • Punctual and reliable.
  • Detail orientated.
  • Be in good physical and mental health.

Requirements

  • Mandatory criminal record check
  • Provide reference checks

Commitment

  • Monday or Wednesday; 9:00am – 11:00am: On call as needed.
  • Minimum 6 month commitment

Training

  • Volunteer Orientation
  • Program Training provided by volunteer (1 shift)
  • Additional training as required

Benefits

  • Training and Orientation Session Provided
  • Connecting with People
  • Giving Back to the Community
  • Annual Volunteer Appreciation Event

Reports To

  • Supervisor Support Services
  • Coordinator of Volunteer Programs

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Receptionist

**Currently Unavailable**

Intent of Program:

To be the first point of contact for those coming into the office or phoning the office. Maintaining professionalism, efficiency and good communication skills.

Duties

  • Answering and directing phone calls. Taking messages.
  • Greeting the public, identifying their needs, and notifying the appropriate staff member.
  • Assisting staff with general office work.
  • Checking the Google calendar for up to date information on staff schedules.
  • Becoming familiar with programs and services we provide to better assist clients.
  • Sign in and out using the administration sign In book at Reception.

Qualifications

  • Ability to communicate with sensitivity with individuals from a variety of ethnic and cultural backgrounds and individuals in crisis.
  • Comfortable dealing with a high volume of calls.
  • Ability to understand and be understood in English.
  • Capable of dealing with people in a calm, professional and empathetic manner, both in person and over the phone.
  • Office experience an asset. Comfortable with multi-tasking.
  • Ability to follow appropriate office etiquette.
  • Basic computer skills~internet searches preferred.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Effectively able to multi-task and handle a large number of incoming calls.
  • Good Interpersonal Skills: outgoing, friendly, courteous, patient.
  • Successfully interact with a variety of individuals who have an assortment of work and communication styles.
  • Capacity to maintain confidentiality.
  • Punctual and reliable.
  • Ability to multi-task.

Requirements

  • Mandatory criminal record check. Must be renewed every 5 years.
  • Reference check required

Hours

  • One Shift/Week
  • Shifts available:  Thursday’s, 1:00pm-4:30pm or Friday’s, 8:30am – 12:15pm
  • Minimum 6 month time commitment

Training required

  • Volunteer Orientation
  • Program Training provided by Receptionist and/or Office Administrator
  • Additional training as necessary

Benefits

  • Connecting with People
  • Giving Back to the Community

Annual Volunteer Appreciation Event Reports To

  • Office Receptionist
  • Coordinator Volunteer Programs

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Friendly Morning Support Caller

**Currently Unavailable**

Intent of Program

To provide socialization, emotional support and encouragement to isolated seniors.

Duties

  • From home, contact the clients via telephone.
  • Engage the clients in a friendly, social conversation. Ideally up to 25 minutes long.
  • Provide appointment reminders.
  • Notice any health or emotional changes. Report any issues/concerns to Supervisor of Support Services. Access emergency intervention for client if needed.
  • Make regular entries in the Support Calls log book
  • Communicate closely and regularly with the Program Support Worker.

Qualifications

  • Ability to understand and be understood in English.
  • Must be able to use the internet and communicate via email.
  • Good Interpersonal Skills: friendly, outgoing, courteous, patient.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Capacity to maintain confidentiality.
  • Able to communicate in a clear and effective manner.
  • Punctual and reliable.
  • Comfortable dealing with emotional issues/topics.
  • Ability to initiate and sustain conversation.
  • Be in good physical and mental health.

Requirements

  • Mandatory criminal record check. Must be renewed every 5 years.
  • Provide reference checks

Commitment Required

  • One or more mornings per week; Starting at 9:00am; Approx. 2 – 3 hours
  • Minimum 6 month commitment

Benefits

  • Connecting with People
  • Giving Back to the Community

Training Required

  • Volunteer Orientation
  • Program Training provided by volunteer (1-2 shifts)
  • Additional training as required

Reports To

  • Coordinator, Support Services (604-520-6621 x110)
  • Program Support worker (604-520-6621)

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