The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
SUPERVISED AND SUPPORTED BY: Lori O’Day Volunteer Manager
PURPOSE OF JOB: To support the mission of Neighbor Network 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 also have the option of using Neighbor Network vehicle if transporting client in wheelchair.
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.
There may be grant stipend funds available to help offset volunteer’s gas expense. You have the opportunity to request this when you report your monthly hours.
REQUIRED SCREENING: Applicants must pass a background and reference check and have a clean motor vehicle record.
CONTACT: Lori O’Day, Volunteer Manager, 303-814-4300 or