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When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

PO Box 418Santa Clara, CA 95052

About

Job Title: Escorted Transportation

Description: Volunteer provides rides to client for immediate, unforeseen needs such as medical appointments, prescription fills, veterinarian appointments, shopping errands, and/or social events or engagements. The goal is same day fulfillment of the request.

Duties:

  • Calling the client, making final transportation arrangements, and maintaining communication until the service is completed
  • Providing transportation via volunteer’s automobile
  • Staying with the client unless otherwise requested
  • Assisting with carrying bags and putting away items as needed
  • Reporting any changes/completion of service to HOV

Job Location: West Santa Clara Valley-Santa Clara, Sunnyvale, Campbell, Cupertino, Los Gatos, Saratoga, Monte Sereno, or West San Jose (95117, 95125, 95126, 95128, 95129, and 95130)

Supervision: All services are supervised by HOV

Qualifications/Skills Needed:

  • Potential volunteers who drive on agency business (i.e., to and from agency office or client’s homes or who take clients in their automobiles) must maintain a good driving record, a current California Drivers License, and a minimum of $25,000/50,000 public liability in car insurance (current state minimum) at all times while working as a volunteer for HOV.
  • Must undergo an interview, orientation, background check, and DMV check by HOV
  • Must drive a vehicle that is easy for a senior to enter and exit
  • Must pay own gas expenses -not reimbursable
  • Encouraged to carry a cell phone for communication
  • Dependable, patient, courteous and kind; good communication skills are a must.
  • Aware and supportive of IN-A-PINCH goals and services

Safety Requirements:

  • Driver and passenger seat belt should be on at all times
  • No medications that impair driving; no alcohol
  • Stay focused (i.e., avoid distractions such as adjusting radio, CD, eating, drinking, and using cell phone while driving)
  • Stay cool, patient, and courteous with other drivers
  • Plan ahead and know where you are going, the route to take, and how long it will take

Insurance Requirements:

  • Do not give personal address or phone number to the client
  • Do not accept additional services without a request submitted to the office
  • Do not perform any services that cannot be completed in timely and efficient manner

Time Commitment Needed: Time commitment will be determined by HOV in accordance with volunteer availability and client need

Orientation/Training: Volunteer orientation and job skill training will be provided by HOV

Benefits: A good placement for those who enjoy driving and one-to-one contact

Skills

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training

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