Why volunteer?

The simple act of getting someone where they need to go can be an incredibly rewarding experience. We rely on caring and compassionate volunteer drivers to provide valuable rides to the people in our community who need it most.

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Already a Driver?

Information About Driving

Driver Requirements

Each volunteer driver must:

  • Have had their driver’s license for 5 years or longer.

  • Pass a criminal background and DMV check.

  • Complete driver training courses (available in classroom or online).

Time Commitment

Volunteer drivers are asked to drive at least one hour per week during our typical hours of operation (Monday through Friday, 8am and 5pm). Volunteers can choose the hours that best work for them. A transportation coordinator will contact you weekly to schedule rides.


You can choose where you would like to drive! Some volunteers choose to drive in their own neighborhood while others are comfortable driving in all areas of the tri-county region.

Additional Volunteer Driver Opportunities

Ride Together

Already helping a family member or friend get where they need to go? Get reimbursed for miles driven.
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Veterans to Veterans

Are you a veteran looking to help other veterans gain access to transportation? Our Veterans to Veterans program is looking for volunteers!

Shared Vehicle Program

Borrow one of our vehicles when they’re not in use. We provide the vehicle and the necessary driver training—you provide the driver.

Ready to get involved?

Transportation partners who need volunteers