ABOVAS is urgently hiring volunteer drivers to accompany people to their non-medical appointments on the island of Montreal. All volunteer drivers will receive small compensation directly from their clients to cover reasonable wear and tear of their vehicle, on each appointment drive.
If you own a reliable passenger car, valid insurance, are patient and have a few hours to spare either during the week or on the weekend to accompany someone on an errand – then ABOVAS wants to hear from you.
ABOVAS is hiring volunteer drivers to accompany people who are older than 65 years old, OR who have physical or mild cognitive impairments which requires a little extra assistance with every day outdoor type of tasks. Our clients live in the West Island, are either older than 65 years old or have mild cognitive or physical needs which require your help to accompany them to these appointments such as the pharmacy, grocery store, lawyer, post office etc. – no such appoints occur on the South Shore or North Shore.
No long-term commitment required. Walkers and canes may need to be carried however no wheelchairs will be folded into your car. ABOVAS can work with your schedule and accommodate your flexibility needs by advising you in advance of upcoming appointment needs for you to select the ones you can fulfill.
These social appointments will start in October / November 2021
Click APPLY to obtain an interview, now OR Contact Monica at firstname.lastname@example.org OR by telephone at 514-513-3838 for more information. You can also forward this opportunity to someone you know OR ask KIGI for further details.
ABSOLUTE REQUIREMENTS: Car and valid drivers license with insurance; Patient and Empathetic
ASSETS: Previous experience working with older persons or people with physical / mild cognitive impairments; bilingual
LOCATION: West Island; Island of Montreal
The shifts indicated above are simply to post the job description. You choose the date and time of availability. Completely flexible.
- Hold a valid driver’s license
- Have access to a reliable passenger car
- Hold valid car insurance
- Preference for drivers residing or working west of Dorval or on the island of Montreal
- Patience, understanding and empathy are required of all volunteer drivers
- Experience working with people with physical or minor cognitive impairments is an asset
- Experience working with people older than 65 years old is an asset
- Bilingual is an asset, but unilingual French OR unilingual English are acceptable
- A SPVM (Montreal police) criminal background check within the previous 3 years (ABOVAS will request the verification from the SPVM if you do not have one yourself)
COVID 19 Rules: Masks are mandatory from the moment of pickup and while the client is in the car. The client must sit in the rear seat. A visor may be worn while in the car if preferred (visors are provided by ABOVAS). Hands must be sanitized when helping clients in and out of the car, to and from their appointment. The Vaxicode app or proof of vaccination is required for certain establishments – ABOVAS does NOT mandate vaccination and you may advise of your preference not to offer your service where vaccination proof is verified.
Accompagnement Bénévole de l’Ouest, more commonly known as ABOVAS, was founded in December of 2007 to fulfill its primary mission
– Helping residents in a vulnerable situation who require accompanied-transport get to their vital medical appointments.
While offering the best possible service, this non-profit organization aims to go further by targeting these objectives:
– Being attentive to needs
– Developing bonds of trust and friendship
– Improving quality of life in the West Island
Accompagnement bénévole de l’Ouest, également connu sous le nom d’ABOVAS, a été fondé en décembre 2007 afin d’accomplir sa mission principale :
– Aider les résidents en situation de vulnérabilité qui nécessitent un accompagnement-transport pour recevoir les soins médicaux dont ils ont besoin.
Tout en rendant le meilleur service possible, cet organisme sans but lucratif souhaite également aller plus loin en visant ces objectifs :
– Être à l’écoute des besoins
– Développer des liens de confiance et d’amitié
– Améliorer la qualité de vie dans l’Ouest-de-l’Île