Crossing the Gap (CTG) has an excellent opportunity for a Transportation Volunteer in Camden County. This position will provide transportation for student families to from the English Immersion sessions of the English Language Program. Transportation volunteers are responsible for picking up & dropping off students for English class, a vital service that empowers many students to learn English who would not otherwise have the opportunity. They receive a list of confirmed students by noon on class day and must plan a route for picking up the students and delivering them to class by class start time. Transportation volunteers can utilize their own vehicle or borrow the organization’s vehicle and must be available as early as 45 minutes prior to class and 45 minutes after class to allow time for pick up/drop off. Spanish ability is helpful but not required.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Design and follow an efficient route to pick up students and their children and bring the to English Class. Return students and their children back to their homes after the class has ended. Ensure proper restraints are used by passengers in the vehicle, and follow all state laws while operating the vehicle. Properly display identification tag to students. Submit requests for fuel reimbursement to Program Coordinator according to protocol. Adhere to mandated reporting and confidentiality protocols as outlined in volunteer orientation packet. Submit availability to the Program Coordinator in advance of semester and commit to assigned dates of volunteering. Adhere to volunteer schedule and provide 48 hours notice to the Program Coordinator when unable to attend. Report any questions or issues that arise to the Program Coordinator. Utilize advertising packets to distribute posters & materials about the class to a limited area once a month according to the protocol provided. Attend English Language Program volunteer meetings on bimonthly basis, as scheduled. It is encouraged that transportation volunteers seek relationships with students to better understand their needs.
Transportation Volunteers must: Have a valid New Jersey License. Have a clean driving record. Have vehicle registration & insurance (in instance of using own vehicle for transportation). Ability to successfully pass a background check. Have reliable transportation and ability to work some nights/weekends as needed for events and classes. Spanish speaker preferred.
Two to four classes per month, necessitating two trips of 45 to 60 minutes of driving each, monthly advertising sessions of 60 minutes.