Heart on Wheels: Volunteer Drivers Needed


(36.90563,-121.7679)
 

Cause Areas

When

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

Where

680 W. Beach StreetWatsonville, CA 95076

About

Thank you for your interest in Jacob’s Heart’s Heart on Wheels program. Jacob’s Heart provides transportation to and from medical appointments for children undergoing intensive cancer treatment and do not have a safe, reliable vehicle. A well-trained driver (YOU!) picks up the family from their home in a clean and safe Jacob’s Heart van and drives the child, parent(s) and sibling(s) to the hospital, accompanying and guiding the family through the maze of the hospital when needed. Beyond providing door-to-door transportation, a Heart on Wheels ride removes a great source of stress for the parents, allowing them to focus on the care of their child and on making other important phone calls and arrangements. During those long hospital days, our drivers are available to spend time with the families, engage the child’s siblings, and retrieve food or comfort items for them while they wait. Jacob's Heart drivers get to know the families well and become a source of comfort, fun, and companionship that the families come to trust and rely on.

Skills

  • Child Care
  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Psychology
  • Spanish
  • Social Work

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 20
  • Orientation or Training
  • 10 hours per month

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