Mission, Advocacy & Support Programs

Lodges / Maisons d'hébergement - Shuttle Van Driver, Daffodil Place Lodge, St. John's NFL

Please be advised that until further notice CCS requires that volunteers within this role will be required to be double vaccinated as per our Covid-19 Vaccinations Policy.

For more information on the CCS Covid-19 Vaccinations Policy please visit www.cancer.ca


Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) Lodges provide a supportive environment for people with cancer and their adult companions.  The Lodge is located near the cancer treatment centre in St. John’s.

As a volunteer driver at the Lodge you have an essential role in creating a home away from home for the clients and their families. You have a positive impact on the quality and enhancement of life for people affected by cancer. 


  • promoting a social and caring atmosphere in the lodge and shuttle van, focusing attention and time on lodge guests;
  • maintain a regular schedule, leaving Lodge 30 minutes prior to each appointment; ensuring clients and guests get to their appointments on time;
  • Helping with mobility aids and getting guests to appointments safely, providing additional assistance if required;
  • Referring any client safety or medical issues to the lodge coordinator or manager, and reporting to the lodge coordinator or manager at the end of shift to ensure all clients have returned;
  • Maintaining communication while off-site by using the driver’s cell phone when it is safe and appropriate to do so – not while driving
  • Ensuring the van is clean and has gas before and after use, and completing the inspection checklist, noting any issues and reporting damage to the lodge manager immediately
  • Following all COVID guidelines as set out by the Lodge
  • Promoting the Lodge & Canadian Cancer Society activities, & support services


  • Friendly and outgoing; comfortable working with a variety of people
  • Experienced driver with a valid class 5 license and a safe driving record with 3 or fewer demerit points and an acceptable driving record
  • Willing to have a criminal records check and regular driver checks completed
  • Physically able to carry out the duties of the role, safely and appropriately
  • Good communication skills with clear voice; compassionate and patient


  • CCS Volunteer and Support Program orientation and ongoing training
  • Lodge and role specific orientation and ongoing training
  • Ongoing updates and support from Staff Partner in Volunteer Experience
  • Volunteer handbook and modules
  • N95 masks will be provided to the driver
  • All clients will wear proper medical grade masks
  • All vehicles are equipped with plexiglass to ensure a safer environment for both the driver and client
  • Only 1 client or 2 guests who occupy the same room will be transported at a time
  • All high touch areas will be sanitized by the volunteer driver (seatbelts, door handles, etc.)
  • All drivers will check their temperatures upon arriving for their shift, must sanitize their hands and will advise of any new or developing symptoms of COVID


As this is an important leadership volunteer position, we ask that you dedicate 6 months to this role.  You can pick from a regular weekly shift (i.e. Mondays from 8 am to 12 noon) or you can chose shifts a month in advance to fill in gaps.  

As a volunteer, you are a representative and ambassador who promotes the mission and values of the organization.