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Transportation for our Senior Community

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ORGANIZATION: Council on Aging of Buncombe County

  • 26 people are interested
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Not all seniors in our community have access to reliable transportation. For many, life without a vehicle creates barriers to basic services like health care appointments and grocery shopping. It is a tremendous relief to our clients to have somewhere to turn when they can no longer drive or use their vehicles, most don't even have family or friends that can assist them.

For this volunteer position, you get to choose your own schedule. Once you are signed up as a volunteer with the Council on Aging of Buncombe County you would have a list of dates/times/locations of each ride that has been requested. You would just sign up for the ride requests that you're able to help with.
There's no minimum amount of rides you have to sign up for as a volunteer.

That's where you come in.

Who are you?

  • A good driver with a reliable vehicle and adequate car insurance coverage
  • You're non-judgemental and compassionate
  • You care about seniors and want to support those who need help most
  • A resident of Buncombe County, NC, or nearby town

Who are we?

  • The Council on Aging of Buncombe County was formed in 1964 to address the needs of seniors in our community
  • We provide essential support to people over 60 who need assistance with food, heat or a/c, health care, and more
  • Our volunteers make this work possible-- consider joining us today!


If you want to help make a difference in the lives of real people right here in western North Carolina, we would love to welcome you on board as a volunteer.

The safety of our clients is our highest priority. Here's what's required for this role:

  • Clear criminal background check and driving record
  • Minimum $100,000/300,000 in auto liability coverage
  • Orientation and training with the Council on Aging
  • A safe and reliable vehicle that passes NC inspection

Still interested? Contact us today! Volunteers do get reimbursed $0.625/per mile

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About Council on Aging of Buncombe County

Location:

46 Sheffield Circle, Asheville, NC 28803, US

Mission Statement

The Council on Aging of Buncombe County promotes the independence, dignity and well-being of adults through service, education, and advocacy.

Description

The Council on Aging (COA) is a nonprofit organization that provides services to individuals age 60 and older. COA provides personal, caring support and assistance with the challenges of growing older. We provide referrals and help in learning the Medicare system, staying healthy and independent at home, and support for caregivers.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Crisis Support
Seniors
Community, Crisis Support, Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Asheville, NC 28803

(35.56714,-82.54376)
 

SKILLS

  • Transportation
  • Google Apps
  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • We will work around your schedule
  • Volunteers must have minimum insurance liability coverage of $100/300,000 and vehicles must pass safety inspection.

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