Volunteer Application Form

Thank you for your interest in becoming a volunteer for the Volunteer Driver Program! The contributions of people like you allow Shelburne County to remain a vibrant and supportive place.

Sou’West Nova Transit Association exists to door-to-door, accessible transportation options to Shelburne County residents who would most benefit from this service. Specifically this includes seniors and those facing medical, mobility, or economic challenges.

Because of the distances our clients often need to travel, volunteer drivers using their own vehicles are the life‐blood of this organization – it would not run without them! Our volunteer drivers...
- use their own vehicles (reimbursed for mileage (38c/km) & meals!)
- are screened, trained, insured and supported
- can accept drives that fit with their schedules (no minimum)
- can choose to stay local or travel as far as the Valley/Halifax
- must hold 2 million liability insurance on their personal vehicles and have the blessing of their insurance company to participate as a volunteer

If you are an excellent driver with a clean driving record who loves to meet new people and puts others at ease with your kind, positive and caring demeanor, we’d love to receive your application! (Note that later stages of our screening include an RCMP with vulnerable sector check, drivers abstract, and child abuse registry check. If you have any concerns about your eligibility, please email info@souwestnovatransit.ca first to discuss!)

The application process may seem daunting to some, but the steps of our screening are a reflection of our commitment to the safety and security of our clients and volunteers, and reflect industry standard policies and the requirements of our insurance company. Thank you for your patient and understanding participation in this process! If your application shows that you meet our volunteering criteria and we have any positions available, we will contact you about the "next steps"!

If you have any questions about this application process or the role of volunteer driver, please visit our website at www.souwestnovatransit.ca or email info@souwestnovatransit.ca

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    References

    Speaking to your references are a great way to insure that you are a good fit for this volunteer experience! Please provide the name and contact info for 3 people who can tell us about your driving abilities, your character, and the way you interact with people. (Only one family member, please!)
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    Submission

    By submitting this form, I give the organization permission to collect information regarding my qualifications relevant to the position of volunteer driver from my references and other mutual connections as appropriate, and to update this information as needed. I certify that the above information is true and complete. I understand that standard checks (criminal record, vulnerable sector, child abuse registry, drivers abstract) will be required before being admitted to the program.