Mover (Toronto)
Volunteer Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, CA
3d ago

Description & Details

  • Shelter Movers is a volunteer-based organization that provides moving and storage services at no cost to women and children experiencing domestic abuse.
  • Movers are key to our organization's work in helping victims of domestic violence. Movers make up the bulk of our volunteers, so you'll be in good company!

    A Move Volunteer participates in each of the three types of moves : Urgent Exit, Escorted Move, and Resettlement Move. In a group of 2-6 movers, movers help pack and move a Client’s belongings.

    Movers who have a valid driver’s license may also be asked to drive the moving vehicles.

    This is a great opportunity for someone who wants to make a big impact in a small amount of time. Each move is an average of 4 hours, and you can sign up for as many moves as you would like.

    However, we encourage a minimum of 2 moves per month.

    Major Responsibilities

  • Meet other movers at arranged time and place
  • Move Client’s belongings in and out of vehicles
  • Provide trauma informed care and respect for Client confidentiality
  • Continuously conduct risk assessments throughout a move
  • Maintain communication with all movers during move
  • Transport client's personal belongings to pre-determined location (Client's children may accompany some of the moves)
  • Liaise with volunteer team, private security, law enforcement
  • Must be able to lift a minimum of 20lbs to qualify
  • Time Requirements : flexible scheduling, approx. 4-8 hours per month.

    Knowledge & Skills

  • Able to lift moderately heavy boxes / furniture
  • Friendly and sociable
  • Good judgement skills
  • Able to cope with potentially stressful situations
  • Able to maintain confidentiality and provide trauma informed care to clients
  • Strong communication skills
  • Flexible and able to adapt to change
  • Ability to speak additional languages is an asset!
  • Qualifications & Requirements

  • Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older
  • No previous experience or education is required
  • All volunteers must attend Volunteer Orientation in order to complete moves
  • Volunteers are required to review move procedures which will be provided at Volunteer Orientation
  • All volunteers must obtain police background check
  • All volunteers will coordinate regular check ins with SMGT staff to support learning and performance management
  • Driver's licence and ability to drive rental vehicle are an asset
  • Move Volunteers will be provided with training in trauma informed care.

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