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About the Position
Position # 2150
OrganizationShelter Movers Nova Scotia
Position Mover/Driver - SMNS
Location Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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 the backbone of the organization, as they carry out the mission on the ground by moving clients’ belongings to safety. In a group of 2-7 movers/drivers, guided by a detailed itinerary, volunteers will load/unload the client’s belongings into a vehicle and transport the client to the predetermined location. Rental vehicles are provided for the move, and movers who have a valid driver’s license are welcome to register as drivers.

This is a great opportunity for someone who wants to make a significant impact through volunteering their time in a hands-on capacity for small chunks of time. The duration of each move varies, with an average of about 4-4.5 hours long from the vehicle rental pick-up time. Each move will be characterized based on the risk level and accordingly be escorted by local police, security guards, or neither. With our flexible volunteering model, you can sign up to volunteer on moves according to your availability.
Training Details Volunteers will need to sign a confidentiality agreement, complete a police record check and attend a trauma informed care orientation.
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
Uphold Shelter Movers’ protocols and procedures
Minimum Duration 7 - 12 months
Timing Anytime
Age 18+
Ideal for An Individual, A Group
Transportation On a bus route
Area(s) of Interest Caring Support, Driver/Transportation, Leadership/Management, Housing and Homelessness
Skill(s) Time Management, Decision-Making/Prioritizing, Strategic Thinking, Problem Solving, Empathy, Flexibility
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Contact Katie Redekopp
Address Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Halifax, B3M4X3
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