Want to Volunteer?
Drivers are volunteers. Riders offer donations. As an Ikwe driver you are kind, respectful, do not judge others and are willing to be available at least four hours per week and do occasional free rides. You are over 18 and have a valid drivers license (must be full licence) and registered/insured vehicle. You will be asked to provide a copy of your license, registration and drivers abstract. Request membership to our FB group and message an Admin with your availability and request to be a driver. Morning drivers, rush hour drivers and drivers with vans/trucks are in demand.
Take pride in the contribution they are making to their community.
Commit to volunteer their time, we require a minimum of 4 hours volunteered week!
Adhere to guidelines set out in group.
Check the timeline regularly and pick up ride requests.
Are punctual and friendly.
Participate in discussions in our Driver's Group.
Participate during high ride volume periods such as family allowance and end-of-month.
Participate in community events and fundraisers.
Believe in community.
HOW TO BECOME AN IKWE DRIVER
At the moment we are looking more for morning drivers and those with larger vehicles who can take large families with children. Car seats are a plus. Also drivers who can be regularly available in the following areas:
There is a waiting list and wait times will be determined by current need. Response time to your inquiry will vary. Upon becoming a driver you will at some point expected to sign a volunteer agreement and obtain criminal, child abuse registry and prior contact checks as we plan to provide rides for youth and youth in care. We also require regular availability. You choose your hours.
If you would like to be an Ikwe driver or have questions please message one of the admins and include the following information:
- Approximate availability (days/evenings /weekends/how often)
- Type of vehicle(how many people it seats)
- If you have car seats and/or booster seats
- Which area you reside in, and/or are willing to drive in
- If you would have a driving “buddy” available to ride with you. It's highly recommended and now a requirement for late evenings and overnights. Buddies can be men but you must notify passengers at the time of booking the ride.
Ikwe Safe Rides (Women helping Women) is a legally registered non-profit group.