Volunteer as a Driver and Help Senior Citizens Have Access to Better Care

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


1601 E Yesler WaySeattle, WA 98122

"I enjoy driving van for Asian seniors once a week, they make me so happy and proud"


Provide transportation services for residents and participants in our different facilities and programs: Keiro Northwest Rehabilitation & Care Center, Nikkei Manor, Kokoro Kai, and Nikkei Horizons. Work is performed mostly in Seattle. Occasional, out-of- town, state, county overnight trips may apply.


As a Volunteer Driver, you will have the opportunity to:

· Receive fully-paid health screening

· Occasionally receive free meals, tickets, and accommodation for certain events

· Fulfill the need for socializing

Position Responsibilities

· Provide safe transportation by adhering to all safety rules of the road and exercising appropriate driving judgment while transporting passengers.

· Guide residents to vehicle and provide necessary standby or hands-on assistance to passengers when boarding and disembarking.

· Assist residents with their seat belts and other safety devices as needed.

· Respect the confidentiality of the passenger’s backgrounds and health information.

· Refuel vehicle and report needed repairs to the Program Manager or Transportation Manager.

· Maintain driving-related records.

· In the event of a medical emergency be able to administer CPR.

· Occasionally drive out-of-state or county for day or overnight trips.

Qualifications/ Requirements

· Valid Washington State Driver’s License

· Clear Department of License driving check

· CPR and First Aid certification (paid by Keiro Northwest)

· Clear health check (paid by Keiro Northwest)

· Clear Department of Social and Health Services background check

· Complete Volunteer Application

· Complete TB screening form

· Attend Volunteer Orientation (including HIPAA training)

· Must understand Residents’ Rights

· Ability to communicate with residents patiently and respectfully

· Ability to interact with diverse group of people

· Physically able to assist passengers when boarding or disembarking the vehicle

Application Process

Interested in volunteering as a Driver? Please apply to our Volunteer Department and indicate your interest today. Contact Megumi Sherrill, Volunteer and Events Coordinator, at msherrill@keironw.org.


  • Bus/Van Driving
  • Cross-cultural Communication

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 25
  • Orientation or Training
  • Once a week or a few times a month
  • CPR, First Aid (We have a class), Clean driving record

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