Mission, Advocacy & Support Programs

BC - Victoria - Volunteer Shuttle Van Driver - Vancouver Island Lodge, Victoria, BC

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 Lodges provide a supportive environment for people with cancer and their adult companions.  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.

Key responsibilities include:

  • promoting a social and caring atmosphere in the lodge and shuttle van, focusing attention and time on lodge guests;
  • 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;
  • As per Lodge PPE instructions, ensuring the van is clean and has gas before and after use, complete the inspection checklist;
  • Referring any client safety or medical issues to the lodge coordinator or manager
  • Ensuring the van is clean and has gas before and after use, and completes the inspection checklist, noting any issues and reporting damage to the lodge manager immediately


  • 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
  • All vehicles are equipped with plexiglass to ensure a safer environment for both the driver and client
  • All high touch areas will be sanitized by the volunteer driver (seatbelts, door handles, etc.)


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.