Driver Volunteer


Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

100 Third StreetDouglas CountyCastle Rock, CO 80104

Helping Older Adults Stay Independent

About

Neighbor Network -

MISSION: Helping Older Adults Stay Independent.

TITLE OF POSITION: Driver Volunteer

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.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

  • 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.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must be age 21 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.

BENEFITS:

  • 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

neighbornetwork@douglas.co.us

Skills

  • Transportation
  • People Skills
  • Elder care
  • Community Outreach

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • Varies
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