December 3, 2020
The Ride Coordinator works together with the Urban Manager and the Rural Manager of the charitable organization to provide affordable and accessible transportation to Westmorland and Albert County. The Ride Coordinator will work at home on his/her own with regular contact with team members who provide support as needed. The Ride Coordinator will also work on projects as assigned from time to time by the expansion team.
The Ride Coordinator will work 37.5 hours a week from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday, and may, on occasion, also be asked to attend team meetings or to represent the organization at events, groups or municipalities.
The Ride Coordinator will be the service’s first point of contact and will therefore be responsible for onboarding clients, taking ride requests and responding to inquiries in both official languages. The Ride Coordinator will also be responsible for the coordination and scheduling of the drives based on the clients and volunteer drivers’ demands and needs.
Candidates should be able to demonstrate strength in the following areas:
- Planning, facilitation and onboarding;
- Volunteer management and support;
- Stakeholder relations and/or partnership development;
- Ability to work simultaneously on multiple tasks;
- Oral and written communication
- Problem-solving and creative thinking skills;
- Previous experience in working with persons with disabilities, knowledge of inclusive practices, and knowledge of the local community will be considered assets.
Qualified candidates will also possess the following requirements:
- 2 to 4 years of experience in administrative and financial work
- Valid driver’s license, a reliable vehicle necessary for work-related duties and willingness to travel throughout the assigned work area;
- Strong computer skills and demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, in particular, Excel and Word, as well as Facebook and other social media forums;
- Ability to work independently
- Current Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Persons Check;
- Fluently Bilingual (French and English) mandatory.
Please forward cover letter indicating language skills and fluency along with resume no later than December 23, 2020
Attn: Kelly Taylor, Executive Manager
Fax: (506) 857-4291
We thank all applicants for their interest but wish to advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
1st winner : Arlo Fisher
2nd winner : Bruno Leitner
All you had to do to be entered is refer a volunteer driver OR become one yourself!
We are a community-based organization focused on helping make the world around us a better, happier place. With the help of volunteer drivers, we provide safe and affordable transportation to seniors, those with disabilities and low income households.
Are you passionate about what we're doing? Let us know! We are always looking for volunteer drivers.
Whether you help through monetary donations, volunteering your time, or spreading our mission through word-of-mouth, thank you. We couldn't accomplish our goals without the help of supporters like you.
WA Transpo is a volunteer-powered group comprised of registered charities created in response to an ever-growing need in our rural communities for safe, affordable, reliable transportation. We offer our transportation services to our clients and those services have grown from providing transport to and from medical appointments to include scheduled transportation to shopping, other appointments and recreational activities. We do our very best to accommodate all travel requests, but generally require 48 hours notice.
In order to use our service, you must first be registered as a client. Becoming a client is easy! Give us a call at (506)962-3073 or download and fill out the Client Registration form at the bottom of this page and return it to us via mail email to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we’ll contact you as soon as possible.
How much does it cost?
Ride fees are based on the distance you travel. We charge a nominal fee for rides and also offer a subsidized rate (which is approximately 65% lower) for low income individuals and families. Call us for a quote at (506) 962-3073, and we will do our best to accommodate you.
Our volunteer drivers are the heart and the backbone of our organization. Those who choose to become volunteer drivers with Rural Rides are offering much more than a drive – they are offering independence, security, and the ability to remain in a rural community.
If you’re interested in joining Rural Rides as a volunteer driver, we’d love to hear from you! Drivers must be 21 years old or older, possess a valid New Brunswick driver’s license, have an RCMP background check, possess a registered vehicle (or vehicles) that are clean and presentable with valid safety inspections, possess supplemental insurance that is reimbursed by Rural Rides (contact us for more details.)
We ask that our volunteers be available a minimum of 4 hours per month. However, none of our drivers are expected to devote long periods to this service or to disrupt their personal schedules. Drivers are community volunteers!
Give us a call at (506) 962-3073 or simply download and fill out the form below and email it to us at email@example.com
If you have a few hours a week and would like to help your neighbour or someone in need of transportation, we are currently looking for Volunteer Drivers.
Volunteer Drivers can make such a difference in someone’s life by driving them to a medical appointment, food bank, or shopping, etc.
Drivers’ are reimbursed 0.41 c/kilometre and must complete
If you are interested in becoming a Volunteer Driver,
please contact 962-3073.
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