Volunteer Drivers and Translators Needed as PinkCars.ca Continues and Expands Across Canada to Ensure All Seniors Get Vaccinated

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.ca is now looking for volunteer translators to ease the process for our residents.

PinkCars.ca, in collaboration with Volunteer Markham, is pleased to launch an online portal for seniors who require transportation in order to get vaccinated. PinkCars.ca will arrange transportation by connecting the senior with a volunteer driver. The service will also help seniors schedule their vaccination appointment.  This service has expanded across Canada.

Those interested in volunteering can apply via the PinkCars.ca 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 Sundarasan, 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! 

Visit PinkCars.ca

Media Contact:
Mirja Raita
Executive Director
Mirja.Raita@VolunteerMarkham.ca

13 Replies to “Volunteer Drivers and Translators Needed as PinkCars.ca Continues and Expands Across Canada to Ensure All Seniors Get Vaccinated”

  1. Dear Shanta,
    If you still require volunteer drivers for the Covid-19 vaccine, I’m available to help. I saw you on the news this evening. I received my vaccine last week at the Aaniin C . C.

    1. Hello Maureen, thank you for your generous offer. We are actively recruiting volunteer drivers to support our residents and ensure those in need can get vaccinated. Please watch for a direct email. Stay safe!

    2. I too would love to help!.. I’m a small business presence in York region and I have a new vehicle and would love to help out getting people to their vaccinations I have received my initial Pfizer vaccination five weeks ago I have my insurance documentation as well as a brand new large SUV with floor runners to help get the seniors in the car. I can be reached at mwilliams@nutrilawn.com

  2. I am available to volunteer to assist members of our community to get their vaccines. I have a clean driving licence and available to start as soon as possible.

    Regards.

    Nicole

    1. Thank you for your response. Please look for an email to help you get connected! We cannot thank you enough for your support during this time.

  3. Hi
    I’m in Richmond Hill, recently vaccinated and would be pleased to help drive seniors to their appointments.

  4. Hi
    I’m in Richmond Hill, recently vaccinated and would be pleased to help drive seniors to their appointments.

  5. I am available to volunteer with driving people around or other capacity as needed. I am recently retired, vaccinated with the first dose and living in Thornhill.
    Thank you

    1. Hello there, thank you for your generous offer of supporting with transportation. With your permission, I would like to include you on our list of Volunteer Drivers (this list is sent to 5 organizations supporting drivers in our area). If you could please email mirja.raita@volunteermarkham.ca to ensure we capture your interest, this would be greatly beneficial. Thank you again for connecting with Volunteer Markham.

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