Tele-Drive and Urban/Rural Rides depend on volunteers to provide transportation for those in the community who do not have access to transportation either because of physical, geographic or economic barriers. Many of our volunteers are retired people who want to give back to their community and who recognize that everyone needs a little help at times. Some say they volunteer now because the day may come when they are no longer able to drive, and they want to make sure this service is there to help them if needed.
Drivers are provided with personal protective equipment to use when transporting clients and doing deliveries.
If you or someone you know has a few hours a month or more and want to be part of a team working together to overcome the effects of poverty, please call 215-2100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Drivers need to be over the age of 21, have a valid driver’s license, have a reliable auto- mobile, carry $2 million liability (we will reimburse the extra charge up to $80 per year), sign an oath of confidentiality, clear a police record check, driver’s abstract and provide two references.
Kelly Taylor is Executive Manager of Urban/Rural Rides