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Cheapskate CAS Needs Volunteers

June 23, 2009 permalink

The Hastings Children's Aid Society gets annual funding from the province of Ontario of $30,841,732. They don't want to pay their staff with their funding, so they are soliciting for volunteer drivers.



Children's Aid Society needs volunteer drivers

Posted By BRENDA SNIDER, Posted June 22, 2009

The Hastings Children's Aid Society responds to the needs of children requiring protection and care, providing ongoing support to families and the community and addressing the causes of child maltreatment.

How can individuals in the community make a difference? The Hastings CAS is looking for individuals interested in volunteering their time to drive children and adults to various appointments in Quinte West, Belleville and surrounding areas.

Volunteers will be required to have their own vehicle, a valid drivers license and a positive driving record. Approval for this position is conditional upon a successful police check, reference check and proof of insurance. Screening procedures are an important aspect in ensuring the comfort and safety of the individuals they serve.

CAS offers volunteer drivers a mileage reimbursement.

Benefits to volunteers are best described as the knowledge of being a part of making a difference in a child's life by providing an essential service in our community. Individuals in the community that can commit to a few hours a week or month are encouraged to contact VIQ at 613-969-8862.

Volunteer & Information Quinte refers volunteers to more than 150 agencies throughout Hastings and Prince Edward counties. Please contact 613-969-8862 or visit our website at for more information volunteer opportunities. VIQ is a United Way member agency.

Source: Belleville Intelligencer