Delivery Volunteer

Region: British Columbia, PEI and Nova Scotia

Volunteer opportunity conditions:   

  • Location:  in-person 
  • Regions / or cities:
    • British Columbia: Richmond;
    • Nova Scotia: Truro and Amherst;
    • Prince Edward Island: Charlottetown 
  • Minimum age: 18 and older (16 and older in BC). 
  • Minimum volunteer hours /period: One or more shifts per week, of 2 – 4 hours long during Monday – Friday, however some locations may have evening and/or Saturday shifts available. The majority of the duties are performed in an office environment, warehouse space or vehicle, which are mostly clean and comfortable. 
  • Specific requirements: Enhanced Police Information. Volunteers who have a designated Driver role will require a Full Driver's license and a satisfactory driving record.  
  • Due to nature of the role, the following is required:  
  • Ability to lift and carry equipment weight up to 50 lbs or assist in carrying equipment weighing up to 80 lbs 
  • Ability to climb stairs as well as transition frequently in and out of a vehicle. 

  

You want to make a difference? Embrace the journey of the Canadian Red Cross (CRC) to support communities in needs.  

The Canadian Red Cross, a not for profit, humanitarian organization dedicated to helping people and communities in Canada and around the world in times of need, is currently seeking volunteers to help in the pickup and delivery of health equipment at clients’ homes and/or at Red Cross locations. Our equipment loans program is a volunteer-operated, community-based program that lends health equipment such as wheelchairs and bathing aids to people of all ages experiencing a sudden injury, declining health, or short-term disability. 

As a volunteer in this role, you will: 

  • Load, unload, and transport equipment to and from clients’ homes or between Red Cross locations using a Red Cross vehicle 
  • Provide professional customer service when delivering or picking up equipment, including calling to confirm pickup and delivery times 
  • Complete required documentation 
  • Observe routine precautions in the handling of used equipment including use of required personal protective equipment and hand hygiene 

 

You bring these essential talents: 

  • Commitment - to the Fundamental Principles of the Red Cross Movement and the core competencies of team excellence, service excellence, accountability and results focused   
  • Customer Service Skills - dedicated to helping those who need health equipment to remain in their homes 
  • Language fluency - to deliver services in English and/or French; additional languages are an asset   
  • Attention to detail – inspects and accurately documents related to health equipment 
  • Computer use – ability to send and receive email as well as ability to access online training 
  • Teamwork values - sharing information, helping team members, respectful of diversity, approachable 
  • Dependable and reliable 

At the Canadian Red Cross, our volunteers are catalysts for hope, dedicated to embodying our core principles while collectively creating a transformative, life-changing impact in communities nationwide.   

By joining us as a volunteer, you will immerse yourself in a vibrant network of passionate individuals, fostering personal growth, gaining experience as well as an invaluable sense of purpose, and profound satisfaction of positively shaping lives across our diverse and resilient nation.  

We are devoted to cultivating an open, diverse, inclusive and barrier-free volunteering environment, ensuring that everyone can contribute and thrive in our community.  

At this time, the CRC has temporarily suspended our Covid-19 vaccination policy and does not require but continues to strongly encourage full vaccination of all our personnel. A satisfactory Enhanced Police Information Check or equivalent is mandatory for all personnel volunteering or working with the CRC. 

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