Volunteer drivers needed to help refugees

Published

07/05/2018

Time Commitment

A few hours per month

Duration

Long-Term (6 months-1 year)

Address

Utah Health & Human Rights
225 S. 200 East
Suite 250
Salt Lake City
UT
84111
United States

Description

For many refugees, the first barrier to accessing much-needed services is being able to get to appointments. Being new to the U.S. is an overwhelming experience that makes it difficult to navigate a city. This challenge, combined with disabilities in many cases, prevents some of our clients from using public transportation. They need help getting to our office.


You can help these clients get to their appointments by driving them from their homes to our location. This is a flexible volunteer opportunity that doesn't have set weekly hours — we'll simply reach out in advance when someone needs a ride. Most of our appointments take place between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. on weekdays.


All volunteers must pass a background check, sign a confidentiality agreement, be at least 18 years old and attend an orientation/training session. Volunteer drivers must have a valid driver's license, access to a safe car and a clean driving record.


To begin the sign up process for this opportunity, fill out an application here. After you fill out the application, our volunteer coordinator will contact you to schedule an in-person interview. Either before or after the interview, you're required to submit and pay for a $19 background check. If you'd like, you can get the background check done in advance here.


Wondering how else you can volunteer? Take a look at our full list of opportunities here.

Benefits

  • International Volunteers

How To Apply

If you'd like to volunteer with us, fill out an online application here.


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