Volunteer Driver for Blind or Visually Impaired individuals

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GOODWILL OF THE FINGER LAKES INC

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SUMMARY:

Provide transportation to medical and other health-related appointments to persons served by Goodwill of the Finger Lakes. Support the mission and values of Goodwill of the Finger Lakes. All volunteers must be sensitive to the needs of individuals who are blind or visually impaired.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Transport individuals who are blind, visually impaired, or who have low vision to medical appointments
  • Discuss transportation arrangements such as pick-up, mobility assistance, and location the day before the appointment
  • Discuss and adhere to the individual's preference in relation to their needs while in said medical appointment
  • Adhere to the policies and procedures of Goodwill of the Finger Lakes as illustrated in the Guide for Non-Employees
  • Must maintain the confidentiality of sensitive information, and adhere to state and federal regulations regarding confidentiality and privacy
  • To establish and adhere to appropriate social contact and boundaries with persons served
  • Be accepting, understanding, and non-judgmental or discriminatory
  • Must attend sensitivity to blindness training prior to starting volunteer assignment
  • Report volunteer hours on a consistent basis to the Volunteer Coordinator

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Ability to communicate clearly
  • Willing to be flexible and adapt to change
  • Good organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to understand and embrace cultural diversity is required
  • Ability to perform duties without reasonable accommodations
  • Must have valid up-to-date driver’s license, vehicle insurance, and registration

TRAINING:

Driver training will take place in conjunction with the Give-A-Lift Program at Lifespan. Volunteers will be required to take part in specific training at Goodwill of the Finger Lakes.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

High school diploma or General Education Degree (GED). Valid driver’s license.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

The physical demands described here are presentative of those that must be met by the volunteer to successfully perform the assignment.

While performing the assignment of Driver Volunteer, the volunteer must be able to regularly and openly communicate with the individual and members of the department.

The volunteer will occasionally be required to stand, walk, and sit. The volunteer may occasionally assist the individual in and out of the vehicle and/or to and from appointments on foot.

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WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

422 S Clinton AveRochester, NY 14620

(43.14848,-77.60359)
 

SKILLS

  • Transportation
  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • Be available for one shift per week

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