Eastside Village PDX is a membership based organization committed to supporting seniors who want to age-in-place. Our members live independently but several no longer drive so need rides to medical appointments or the grocery store. Some need rides to social engagements, which prevents isolation. In fact, we have one member who, in her 90s, no longer drives but continues to volunteer at a shelter for women so we could use a driver to help her get there. In short, we need volunteer drivers to help members stay engaged and healthy while maintaining their independence.
Scheduling is completely up to the volunteer. You'll get an email with a special request that includes the time and destination. All you need to do is reply and let us know if you're available or not, which means you have control of where, when and how frequently you drive. We partner with Ride Connection who provides excellent training for our drivers. You'll need your own car and insurance and the position requires us to do a background check.
I am a volunteer driver and have really enjoyed my time in the car with our senior members. We always have great conversations and our members are all so grateful for the service we provide. I have even made some new friends!
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Orientation or Training
- Completely flexible.