YMCA of the Okanagan (Volunteer Child Care Ship Captain)

Organization Name: YMCA of the Okanagan
Opportunity Title: Volunteer Child Care Ship Captain
Category: Children & Youth
Commitment: Ongoing Opportunity (> 1 year)
Start Date: October 2, 2019
End Date: December 31, 2019

Email: work@ymcaokanagan.ca
Website: https://www.ymcaokanagan.ca/
  • Background/police check required
  • Appropriate for volunteers aged between 18 and 55
  • Appropriate for volunteers aged 55 and over
  • Training or orientation required
Opportunity Description:

Position Purpose: You have driven Highway 97 from Kelowna to Kamloops, The Coquihalla, perhaps even survived a rush hour or two in Vancouver and are looking to use your driving skills for the forces of good! As the Captain, or driver, with the YMCA of Okanagan you will be responsible for driving groups of up to 13 children to and from the Kelowna Family YMCA on weekday mornings and afternoons using our passenger vans. Your driving will ensure children in the community are able to access amazing programs that encourage their own learning and development! Drivers are required to possess a valid Class 4 driver’s license, or willingness to obtain. Drivers who obtain their license for the role will be compensated by the organization. Facility Location: Child Care locations through Kelowna and West Kelowna Responsibilities and Duties: Coordinate pickup and drop off times with Program Leaders Plan and adjust routes according to daily traffic Complete and record regular pre-trip inspections of the YMCA vehicle Report any maintenance needed to Out of School Care Leaders or Child Care Managers Actively participate in and promote philanthropy through the YMCA Association initiatives, including the Strong Kids Campaign and other events (e.g. Healthy Kids Day) Qualifications: Class 4 license or willingness to obtain Clean driving record Upon request provide 3 references that are professional in nature (e.g. Employer, Supervisor or Colleague.) A satisfactory Criminal Record Check. Successful candidates will be required to provide a current and satisfactory Criminal Reference Check/Vulnerable Sector Search issued no later than [six (6) months] preceding your start date. The YMCA will provide applicable instructions and paperwork. Expected Time Commitment: An average Volunteer shift will be 2-3 hours Weekday mornings and/or afternoons Pre-Volunteer Training YMCA Orientation Working one on one with Volunteer Coordinator to make sure there is an understanding of programs Competencies: A commitment to the mission, vision and values of the organization: Demonstrates and promotes a personal understanding of and appreciation for the mission, vision, strategic outcomes and values of the Y. Service Orientation: Deliberately identifies and creates opportunities to enhance each and every individual’s YMCA experience Application Process: Applications can be submitted via https://www.ymcaokanagan.ca/Volunteer or in person with cover letter and resume at the address below:  Valene Johnson, Child Care Manager vjohnson@ymcaokanagan.ca 201-2049 Pandosy Street, Kelowna BC

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