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Modus

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THE TRANSPORTATION GAP:
Over 6,000 teens in Tulsa cannot access the healthcare and social services they need to succeed due to inadequate transportation options. This means that our youth are suffering from decreased mental and physical health, poorer educational outcomes, and lower employment rates. At Modus, we are changing the way that young people think about transportation to ensure that everyone can access the services and opportunities they need to succeed.

TOP REASONS TO VOLUNTEER WITH MODUS:

  1. Small Commitment: One ride typically only takes 15-30 minutes and there's no minimum ride commitment. All rides are split, so if you can give one leg of a trip, another volunteer can take the client home after their appointment.
  2. Make a Difference: Volunteering with Modus is a simple way to make a BIG difference in your community. One ride a week may not seem like much, but it makes a big difference for someone who lacks safe and reliable transportation.
  3. Develop a Meaningful Connection: Volunteers develop meaningful connections with the youth they drive.
  4. YOU Choose when you Drive: Volunteer drivers choose when and where they drive. With rides taking place anytime between 8am-8pm, Monday-Friday, you get to choose which rides fit your busy schedule.
  5. Help Local Youth Succeed: Share successes with the young people you drive as they improve themselves and reach their goals.
  6. Explore the City: Modus serves clients all over Tulsa, giving our drivers the opportunity to develop a more complete understanding of the city and the people living in it.

HOW WE HELP YOUNG TULSANS:
Under our transportation service, Modus matches youth (ages 13-24) who need transportation with passionate, volunteer drivers who then transport the youth clients to and from the services they need using their personal vehicles. We also have an educational program called ModusEd, which teaches local high school students how to use existing transit options, like Tulsa Transit, so they can get to school and part-time jobs. Since beginning in 2017, we have already helped over 400 local youth get to critical health and social service appointments and increased youth ridership on the bus by 30%.

HOW YOU’LL HELP YOUNG TULSANS:

  • By becoming a volunteer driver, you're increasing equal access to opportunities for youth, who otherwise may miss, skip, or avoid opportunities because of lack of adequate transportation.
  • By giving a Modus ride, you're showing young people that their community cares about their success and ultimately showing young people that they're not in this life alone and can receive the support they need to be successful.

YOU’LL BE PERFECT FOR THIS IF:

  • You have a passion for helping others.
  • You want to help create equality among Tulsans.
  • You're looking for an opportunity to volunteer at your own pace and availability, where there's no demanding labor or long hours to commit to.
  • You're looking for an opportunity that allows you to directly see the impact you're having among the young people you're helping.
  • You’re punctual, yet flexible with changes.
  • You're wanting an opportunity that allows you to explore your community and equips you with the knowledge of existing resources across the city.

READY TO HELP US DRIVE CHANGE?
Please email us at drive@modustulsa.org to learn more, or fill out an application on our website, https://www.modustulsa.org/apply

REQUIREMENTS TO DRIVE:

  • Must have and maintain a valid state driver’s license.
  • Must have a clean driving record.
  • Must be at least 21-years-old.
  • Must have a clean vehicle in good working condition.
  • Must have proof of vehicle insurance.

OUR RESPONSE TO COVID-19

In lieu of COVID-19, Modus has decided to move our onboarding process online.

  • Applications can be filled out online through our website (www.modustulsa.org/apply).
  • Once received, a staff member will reach out via phone call to answer any questions you may have, explain more about our organization, and complete a phone screening with you.
  • After the phone screening, the staff member will set up a time with you to complete our orientation training via Zoom.
  • During that orientation, you'll complete information to submit for a criminal background check and motor vehicle report screening.
  • If all is well, once it's safe and responsible to do so, we'll reach back out to schedule a one-time ride along with you. The ride along is where you'll accompany an experienced Modus driver on a Modus ride so that you'll be able to see what a Modus ride is like and be able to ask any questions regarding the easy process.
If you have any questions, feel free to give us a call at our main number (918) 280-9563 or send us an email at drive@modustulsa.org.

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About Modus

Location:

1519 S Harvard Ave, Tulsa, OK 74112, US

Mission Statement

Modus envisions a community in which the barrier of transportation is removed and all young people can access the services necessary to reach their full potential.

Description

At Modus, we are changing the way that young people think about transportation to ensure that everyone can access the services and opportunities they need to succeed. Modus is a two-pronged transportation solution for young people in Tulsa. It enables young people to get to their social service and medical appointments, and ensures they know how to use the city’s transit system.

‚Äč Our curb-to-curb transportation service enables social service agencies to focus on their core services and ensure young people get the services they need, while ModusEd trains every high school student at Tulsa Public Schools to use the city’s transit system. Together, Modus and ModusEd increase youth transit use, reduce agency spending on inefficient transportation, and increase youth access to healthcare and social services.


Since beginning in 2017, we have already helped over 400 local youth get to critical health and social service appointments and increased youth ridership on the bus by 30%.

Children & Youth
Community
Health & Medicine

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1519 S Harvard Ave.Tulsa, OK 74112

(36.13985,-95.93998)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • YOU get to choose when you drive. With no minimum commitment, you can volunteer anytime between 8AM-8PM, Monday-Friday, Most rides take 15-25 minutes
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