NONE OF THIS WOULD BE POSSIBLE WITHOUT YOU
It’s wonderful people like you that make our communities so special. These services couldn’t be made possible without your willingness to donate of your time so freely. Our Clients’ primary need is transportation and volunteer drivers are in high demand. While these drivers provide the most essential service to our clients, there are also other areas where your generous service could be used.
"I enjoy meeting new people and believe that we must do what we can to help others when we have the means."
Teri claims that her buddy Hugh is a perfect match! He is intelligent, witty and funny, and they have a great rapport!
--Volunteer Senior Buddy, Teri
WHAT SHOULD YOU EXPECT?
Volunteer Drivers use their own vehicles to provide our Clients with door-to-door transportation to places such as:
Routine doctor appointments, long-term medical treatments, and trips to the pharmacy.
Grocery shopping, beauty, and barber appointments.
Banks, church services, activity centers, and support groups.
A typical one-way drop off takes about an hour. Round trip services typically take two-to-three hours.
VOLUNTEER DRIVING IS EASY
This is a great way to provide service to your community. Drivers decide how much time they want to dedicate as the Volunteer Driver Transportation Program offers great flexibility.
There is no minimum commitment.
Volunteer Drivers may opt to drive once a month or once a week.
Volunteer Drivers fit trips to their own schedule.
We encourage young and old to ride along!
QUALIFYING TO BE A DRIVER
Senior Access has a few requirements to protect both our clients and volunteer drivers.
Must be 18 years or older and out of high school.
Must provide a valid in-state driver’s license and proof of automobile insurance.
Able to pass a background and driver record check.
Fill out and submit the Volunteer Application.
Attend a virtual orientation and training session.
Watch a 15 minute training video and read and sign our policies page.
With the onset of the pandemic, we started a Senior Buddy program to help our clients stay at home while still having access to groceries, prescriptions, and weekly check in phone calls. Volunteers help their buddies keep a connection to others and their community while staying safe at home. The Senior Buddy program will remain in place even after everything re-opens.
Simple household tasks make a big difference. Tasks such as changing light bulbs, light plumbing repair, checking batteries in smoke detectors and other like tasks.
Light yard work is a big deal to our Clients. Chores such as raking leaves, mulching flower beds, seasonal trimming, and mowing and edging.
With the Covid-19 pandemic, our office staff are working mostly remotely. Check with us to see about volunteering in the office. There are many opportunities to help in the Senior Access office as well. Tasks may include coordinating fund-raisers, contacting sponsors and communicating with drivers and passengers. Basic computer skills and simple data entry helpful.