HelpBerkeley: COVID-19

Please volunteer to drive by posting here

Hi, I can drive; I have flexible hours.

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Hi There!

My name is Aidan and I am available to drive meals MW Before 2pm, Tu/Thu After 1pm, and F/S/S all day!

And After 4pm on MW as well

Let me know how I can help!

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Hi @aidanalex01, welcome to HelpBerkeley.org and thanks very much for volunteering!

You are a friend of Anna: she is absolutely terrific, and a great driver!!! I already created an entry for you in the availability spreadsheet: since we run our normal runs, you are open everyday, that is GREAT! Can you complete the spreadsheet (see link below) with (a) how many times per week you can volunteer, and (b) your preferred mode of communications?

Our dispatchers have made you a driver, so now you can access the driver-only subcategories (subcats) on the website.

Below is a link to a helpful post for new drivers to ramp up and learn more: please read all of its links carefully! If you have any questions, there are also FAQ’s in the driver subcats, or you can create a new post.
https://go.helpberkeley.org/t/new-driver-welcome-please-read-this/66 (only clickable by drivers)

The next step is to tell us when your schedule fits to drive, and how often you can drive.

The next driver training sessions, on Zoom, are listed on this thread: https://go.helpberkeley.org/t/new-driver-training-this-week/874. Can you reply to the thread and let us know which session you will attend?

Thank you for again for volunteering your time with us, we’re really glad to have you on board!

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I’m here to volunteer!

I have a pretty flexible schedule, so let me know about which days need the most help.

As an FYI I only have a bicycle, but I have been carrying 25-50lbs of grocery per week for myself and I have insulated bags for perishable items. It might take me 20-50% longer to deliver than a car, but I am hoping that won’t be an issue! Hills aren’t an issue, but I’d need a bit of advance notice for that as I’ll have to outfit a different bike for deliveries.

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Looking to help as a driver. Thanks for coordinating this!

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Hi @Jason , welcome to HelpBerkeley.org and thanks so much for volunteering!

You signed up to be a driver on the site: our dispatchers just promoted you to driver, so now you can access the driver-only subcategories (subcats) on the website.

Below is a link to a helpful post for new drivers to ramp up and learn more. If you have any questions, there are also FAQ’s in the driver subcats, or you can create a new post.
https://go.helpberkeley.org/t/new-driver-welcome-please-read-this/66 (only clickable by drivers)

The next step is to tell us when your schedule fits to drive, and how often you can drive. I’ll tag you in the driver availability thread, and you can see how to do that there.

Driver training is going on, on Zoom, today Saturday (5/2) at 11:00am (in 30 minutes), Saturday (5/2) at 2:00pm, Tuesday (5/5) at 11am, or Tuesday (5/5) at 4:00pm: what would work best for you? You can sign up by responding to this thread: https://go.helpberkeley.org/t/new-driver-training/874/43

Thank you for again for volunteering your time with us, we’re glad to have you on board!

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New to this. Happy to drive.

Beth

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Hi @bethalsberg , welcome to HelpBerkeley.org and thanks very much for volunteering!

Our dispatchers have made you a driver, so now you can access the driver-only subcategories (subcats) on the website.

Below is a link to a helpful post for new drivers to ramp up and learn more: please read all of its links carefully! If you have any questions, there are also FAQ’s in the driver subcats, or you can create a new post.
https://go.helpberkeley.org/t/new-driver-welcome-please-read-this/66 (only clickable by drivers)

The next step is to tell us when your schedule fits to drive, and how often you can drive. Can you fill this Google Sheet to indicate your availability: https://go.helpberkeley.org/t/how-you-can-structure-your-volunteer-hours-with-helpberkeley/73 ?

The next driver training sessions, on Zoom, are listed on this thread: https://go.helpberkeley.org/t/new-driver-training-this-week/874. Can you reply to the thread and let us know which session you will attend? We just added a training session tomorrow at 11:00am if you can make it.

Thank you for again for volunteering your time with us, we’re glad to have you on board!

Happy to drive and deliver any time.

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Hi, a friend asked if a 16-year-old with a driver’s license can be a driver for Help Berkeley. I searched the site, but was unable to find any info about minimum age requirements.
(BTW, I’m already a driver–the friend asked because I posted on Facebook about Help Berkeley!)

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Thank you for posting on Facebook about us! In terms of age requirement, there’s not really one and we have high schoolers volunteering as well as some younger drivers teaming up with parents/grandparents in driver/deliverer teams.

So, if your friend is interested, definitely get them to register and feel free to volunteer. @MichelThouati and I will train them and see if it is still appropriate or if teaming up with someone older is better. But by all means, they are more than welcome to join our amazing team of volunteers:)))

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very available for driving, tho prefer biking. Need the exercise.

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Hi. I can drive most mornings and evenings, but not in the afternoon

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I am a BHS student, and my family and I are available to drive most days of the week :slight_smile:

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