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About the Position
Position # 2066
OrganizationShelter Movers Nova Scotia
Position South Shore: Mover/Driver - SMNS: South Shore
Impact Statement Shelter Movers is a national, volunteer-powered charitable organization providing moving and storage services at no cost to individuals and families fleeing abuse. We collaborate with local businesses and community agencies to support people, primarily women and children, as they transition to a life free of violence.
Shelter Movers Nova Scotia has been operational since 2019 and has completed over 800 moves to date. We are growing and looking to add caring and compassionate people to our volunteer team.
Description Movers and Drivers are core to the organization by assisting on each move. In a group of 2-7 movers, volunteers will load/unload the client’s belongings into a vehicle and transport the client to the predetermined location. Vehicles are provided for the move, and movers who have a valid driver’s license are welcome to register as drivers, but drivers are always also movers.

This is a great opportunity for someone who wants to make a big impact in a small amount of time. Each move varies from 3-5 hours. With our flexible volunteering model, you can sign up to volunteer on moves as per your availability.
Training Details Volunteers will need to sign a confidentiality agreement, complete a police record check and attend a trauma informed care orientation. All volunteers must provide proof of full vaccination status on the day of a move. If individuals are not able to provide proof of full vaccination status, they must be able to provide written proof that sets out a documented medical reason for not being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, as well as a negative COVID-19 test result, administered within forty-eight (48) hours.
Working Conditions - Meet other movers at the arranged time and place
- Work under the direction of a volunteer Lead Mover and Move Coordinator, and maintain communication with the Lead Mover and all other movers during move
- Move client’s belongings in and out of vehicles, and transport client's personal belongings to a predetermined location (client's children may accompany some of the moves) - vehicles are provided
- Liaise with the volunteer team, private security, and/or law enforcement
- Continuously conduct risk assessments throughout a move
- Maintain client confidentiality and provide trauma-informed care to all clients
- Uphold Shelter Movers’ protocols and procedures
- Work with private security and law enforcement (led by Lead Mover) when necessary
Minimum Duration 7 - 12 months
Timing Anytime
Age 18+
Ideal for An Individual, A Group, A Newcomer
Transportation Not on a bus route
Area(s) of Interest Driver/Transportation, Leadership/Management, Housing and Homelessness, COVID-19
Skill(s) Time Management, Decision-Making/Prioritizing, Strategic Thinking, Problem Solving, Empathy
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Contact Katie Redekopp
Address South Shore, Nova Scotia, Canada South Shore, B0K 1E0
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