Active Positions - Be a Driving Buddy for Seniors Today! Volunteers Needed!

Driving Buddies help seniors live in their homes longer and stay connected with their community by providing grocery shopping delivery, friendly visits, and transportation to important medical appointments as needed to seniors.

Work Location:

  • Positions available throughout all of Greater Vancouver, you will be assigned according to where you live/are close to! (e.g., Vancouver, Richmond, Surrey, etc.)

Key Responsibilities:

  • Attend any orientation and training as needed
  • Communicate with program coordinator as needed
  • Communicate with your seniors(s) about their grocery, friendly visit/phone call, and/or medical appointment transportation needs
  • Act on the agreed duties and schedules between you and your senior(s) that is mutually convenient and beneficial

Time Commitment and Schedule

  • Minimum of 6-month commitment is preferred
  • Schedule is based on volunteer availability, so very flexible! 

Qualifications Required

  • Free Criminal Record Check Clearance
  • Ability to speak English at an intermediate level
  • 19 years or older
  • Drivers License and access to a car (mileage is reimbursed!)

Personal Traits/Qualities Desired

  • Friendly and welcoming
  • Patient and good listener
  • Communicative
  • Good boundary maintenance
  • A second language is an asset, but not a requirement

Orientation and Training Provided

  • General orientation to S.U.C.C.E.S.S. and the position. 
  • On-the-job training 

Benefits to Volunteering

  • Gain valuable experience and learn new skills
  • Make social connections with a senior in your community
  • Help seniors live more comfortably in their own homes while maintaining important social inclusion. 
  • Receive a letter of recommendation after 40 hours of volunteering

 

Application and Screening Process: 

  

Please apply by clicking the "Fill in an Application" button. While we appreciate all applicants, only selected applicants will be interviewed prior to placement and must have a criminal record check clearance before volunteering. Thank you!