As Ontario continues to roll out the COVID-19 vaccine for the general public, the primary focus remains on our most vulnerable population here in York Region. As we continue to be able to get more of our community vaccinated, the need for volunteer drivers also continues. We are also helping book appointments. PinkCars is now looking for volunteer translators to ease the process for our residents.
Pink Cars, in collaboration with Volunteer Markham, is pleased to launch an online portal for seniors who require transportation in order to get vaccinated. Pink Cars will arrange transportation by connecting the senior with a volunteer driver. The service will also help seniors schedule their vaccination appointment if necessary.
Those interested in volunteering can apply via the Pink Cars website (URL below). Volunteer Drivers will need to submit an application form and copies of the following documents:
- Driver’s license – with a minimum of five years of driving experience
- Car insurance document
- Vulnerable Sector Check – please contact Pink Cars prior to applying for this
Shanta Sunderland, Pink Cars Founder, stated her passion is driven by “Working With the Community, For the Community”. Mirja Raita, Executive Director of Volunteer Markham, couldn’t agree more that any barriers to receiving vaccinations should be addressed immediately. Shanta has been on the forefront of Covid-19 community response leading hundreds of volunteers to support all residents.
Thank you for your consideration!