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Volunteer Role Description – Wheels for Choice Driver

Sexual Health Options, Resources & Education Centre (SHORE) is seeking outgoing, friendly, feminist individuals to join our team as Wheels for Choice Drivers. Wheels for Choice Drivers improve access for individuals who need transportation assistance to
and from abortion appointments within and outside of the Waterloo Region.

Commitment: One or two round trips per month. Shifts may last up to 8 hours total, depending on clinic location and appointment type. Drivers are not required to accompany clients into the clinic.

Availability: Flexible

Location: Based on client address and clinic

Responsibilities of Wheels for Choice Driver:

  • Respond to requests for client rides from SHORE’s Clinic Manager
  •  Confirm travel arrangements with client(s) by client preferred method
  • Offer minimal assistance to get clients in and out of the car (no lifting permitted)
  • Follow safe driving procedures and all sections of the Highway Traffic Act
  • Become familiar with the programs and services provided by the agency and share these resources as appropriate
  • Submit required forms regularly
  • Provide up-to-date license and insurance information
  • Adhere to all SHORE Centre policies, procedures, standards and guidelines including client confidentiality and our 100% smoke free policy

Requirements of Wheels for Choice Driver:

  • Pro-choice
  • Excellent communication skills; outgoing, approachable, friendly, and engaging
  • Comfortable with responding to basic questions about SHORE Centre, sexual health, pregnancy options, and contraception (all covered in our training)
  • Friendly, compassionate and sensitive to issues facing people undergoing an
    abortion procedure
  • Ability to set and maintain healthy and professional boundaries
  • Agree to SHORE’s Policies & Procedures and sign a confidentiality agreement
  • Enjoy driving
  • Valid G driver’s license with 3 or fewer demerit points and an acceptable
    driving record
  • Minimum of $1 million third party liability insurance on vehicle
  • Completion of a criminal reference check within acceptable standards
  • Access to a well-maintained, 100% smoke-free vehicle

 

Requisite Training:

  • SHORE Centre onboarding process and training modules
  • Attend volunteer meetings as required

 

Please fill out the driver application form and email it to Brittney at options@shorecentre.ca.

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