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Household Hazardous Waste Pickup & Drop Off Driver

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ORGANIZATION: Heart of the Valley, SERVICES FOR SENIORS, Inc.

  • 12 people are interested
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Help keep seniors safe in their homes!! Volunteer HHW Drivers pick up items such as old light bulbs, batteries, paints, insecticides, household cleaners and E-waste from the seniors homes and take them to proper disposal sites within Santa Clara County. This is a once a month job offered to seniors who cannot drive for themselves. Pick up can occur at anytime and delivery may be Friday, Saturday or Sunday based on the Santa Clara Disposal sites schedule.

Includes a brief training and supplies given No special license is needed. Must be 21 and have valid California Drivers License, current registration and insurance, and Drivers Record report through the California DMV website.

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About Heart of the Valley, SERVICES FOR SENIORS, Inc.

Location:

PO Box 418, Santa Clara, CA 95052, US

Mission Statement

Heart of the Valley, SERVICES FOR SENIORS, Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) corporation, committed to facilitating, advocating and supporting independent living for seniors residing in West Santa Clara Valley.

Description

Heart of the Valley, SERVICES FOR SENIORS, Inc. is a volunteer agency that recruits volunteers to act as friendly neighbors would to help seniors stay independent in their lives, by providing a wide variety of services for them to utilize. All services are offered at no cost to the senior. Heart of the Valley began in 1987, has three part-time staff, approx. 700 seniors and a little over 150 volunteers. Volunteers get to select the kinds of services they want to do, the areas in which they want to serve, and their availability. Heart of the Valley's services include the cities of Santa Clara, Cupertino, Sunnyvale, Saratoga, Monte Sereno, Los Gatos, Campbell and the west San Jose zip codes of 95117, 95125, 95126, 95128, 95129 and 95130.

During the pandemic, we were able to partner with our volunteers and local companies to establish a Friendly Caller program to keep homebound seniors connected with someone by having a weekly phone call. Our office also connected seniors who needed assistance with vaccine and testing appointments online as well as ordering COVID-19 testing home kits. We had some volunteer youth groups also write notes to our area seniors and paired with a personal PPE bag with disposable gloves and masks, and hand sanitizing wipes.

Our organization is authorized to pick up Household Hazardous Waste, prescription and over the counter medication for safe disposal, on behalf of our senior clients within the guidelines set forth by the County of Santa Clara Consumer and Environmental Protection Agency.

CAUSE AREAS

Environment
Seniors
Environment, Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

PO Box 418Santa Clara, CA 95052

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • One weekend day a month.

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