of services are provided in the child or youth's own home
of protection workers are
co-located in the Halton community
Volunteer Drivers Needed
We are seeking mature and responsible volunteer drivers to transport children, youth and families to appointments throughout the Halton Region. Drivers are needed most in Acton, Georgetown and Milton.
Volunteer drivers are required throughout the day, evenings and on weekends. Some drivers do specific week drives (one or two), others drive on a daily basis and some just once a month.
Volunteer drivers play a valuable role in the lives of our children, youth and families. They become the familiar and friendly faces our clients can depend on.
Do you have a few hours a week to spare, enjoy driving and are good with children and youth? This may be the volunteer role for you!
Why be a volunteer driver? Gain the satisfaction of know you have made a positive difference in the lives of children, youth and families.
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Over the last few weeks, a number of children across the province have been left alone in vehicles in scorching temperatures. The Halton Children’s Aid Society offers the following tips for parents, caregivers and the general public to prevent more tragedies.
The facts are simple.
· The temperature inside a parked car can exceed 50oC within 10 to 20 minutes on a typical Canadian summer day
· Opening the window(s) slightly DOES NOT reduce the temperature
· Heatstroke occurs at 40.50C
· Young children, especially infants, are three to five times more sensitive to heat than adults
· Rising temperatures inside a car can cause a child to suffer from heat stress, dehydration, shock and, in extreme cases, even death