Neighbor Network, A program of Aging Resources of Douglas County
MISSION: Helping Older Adults Stay Independent.
TITLE OF POSITION: Driver Volunteer
SUPERVISED AND SUPPORTED BY: Director of Community Engagement
PURPOSE OF JOB: To support the mission of Aging Resources of Douglas County by providing rides to members so they can get to medical appointments, grocery stores and run local errands.
Volunteers use their personal cars to pick up members from their home and remain at the appointment to take members home and/or to pick up prescriptions.
Volunteers are not allowed to lift members into their cars. Members must be able to get in and out of the vehicle on their own.
Volunteers call and confirm ride arrangements with the member the night before the appointment.
Volunteers may not accept any form of payment, tips or gifts in exchange for their volunteer service.
Must be age 25 or older
Must have reliable vehicle with current driver’s license and auto insurance.
Desire to assist seniors and adults with disabilities.
TIME COMMITMENT: There is no required time commitment. We do receive more ride requests during the week (Monday-Friday) for medical appointments. Some weekend rides are requested as well. You may take as many trips per month as your schedule allows.
The opportunity to make a difference in your community and in the lives of seniors and adults with disabilities.
REQUIRED SCREENING: Applicants must pass a background and reference check and have a clean motor vehicle record.
Our Mission: Helping older adults stay independent and age with dignity by providing a volunteer network of services and support!
Douglas County, Colorado's older adult population is among the fastest growing in the nation. Recent demographic projections illustrate that by the year 2030, one in four residents will be 60 or older. Aging Resources of Douglas County has evolved over the past years in response to the mounting needs of our older adult population.
Aging Resources of Douglas County provides a safety net for members, allowing older adults to remain active in the community while living independent in their homes. New members enter the program by completing an application and participating in a personal interview. At that time, specific needs are evaluated so that the Aging Resources team can then assist with resources. Whether matching a volunteer for weekly companionship visits or help around the house; providing transportation to medical appointments, grocery shopping or for other errands, Aging Resources volunteers are eager to offer their hearts and their time. Along with our team of volunteers and partners from many local agencies, Aging Resources strives to create an inclusive community so that members maintain maximum independence.
We'll work with your schedule.
Various areas in Douglas County, ColoradoDouglas County, CO80104