Volunteer Posting 1510

Hotline Delivery Volunteer
Good Neighbour Project
Work From Home - Toronto Metro area, Halton / Peel area, York / Durham area
Greater Toronto Area (GTA)
flexible / as needed
closes in 4 days (Thu, 29 Feb)

About Good Neighbour Project: 

The Good Neighbour Project (GNP), launched in March 2020, is a Canadian charity dedicated to providing on-the-ground support to connect isolated vulnerable people with resources and necessities. Created at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, GNP mobilized over 6000 volunteers in 25 cities to address an access gap between equity-seeking members of the community and essential items like food and medication. In addition to its volunteer delivery support program and seniors socialization initiative, GNP is currently developing other poverty relief initiatives.

 

About Role:

The Good Neighbour Project (GNP) is seeking community-focused and passionate individuals to join our Delivery Support Program as Delivery Volunteers. Identifying a critical gap in access at the beginning of the pandemic, GNP originally began with a delivery support program to assist isolated and vulnerable folks in the community - this service is still needed today. Delivery Volunteers work directly with our vulnerable requesters by doing their groceries and delivering them, or picking up and delivering food bank hampers - allowing requesters to get access to food and essential supplies in a time-sensitive manner.

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Be responsive to communication - volunteer will be notified by our team via Facebook/email/text about delivery requests in their area
  • Empathetically and patiently engage with vulnerable persons to coordinate grocery shops/food bank pick-ups
  • Punctually pick-up food hampers/groceries and deliver to requesters in a safe manner
  • Some bending/lifting is required
  • Notify/escalate any concerns/issues that arise during your deliveries
  • Provide feedback as required, for continuous quality improvement

 

The Ideal Candidate has the following:

  • Access to a phone and computer (or smartphone) is required
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to demonstrate good judgement and problem-solving skills
  • Access to a vehicle an asset
  • Experience working with vulnerable persons an asset
  • Satisfactory vulnerable sector police records check upon request

 

Age: Volunteers must be 18 + years old

 

Volunteer Time commitment:

  • Please apply only if you can commit to volunteering for at least 3 months; can continue longer if desired
  • Volunteer must commit to 1-2 deliveries a week or 5-10 a month

NOTE: Delivery date/times are flexible

 

Start Date:

March 2024

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