Rides 4 Veterans: Drivers Needed

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ORGANIZATION: Mobility Matters

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Rides 4 Veterans

Our mission is to provide free door-through-door transportation to seniors and veterans who need escorted rides with compassionate volunteer drivers in Contra Costa County. Our goal is to give seniors and veterans the ability and dignity to age in place with transportation and referral resources.


Need Rides?
Qualifications for Rides 4 Veterans clients:

  • Honorable Discharge
  • Live in Contra Costa County.
  • Able to walk with the aid of a cane, walker, knee scooter, crutches, or elbow assistance.
  • Requires escorted, door-through-door assistance.
  • Able to call in to request rides.
  • Unable to use other forms of transportation for medical or dental care and basic necessities.

If you meet all of these qualifications, please call: 925-284-6161

Want to Help?
Requirements for Rides 4 Veterans volunteer drivers:

  • Be a caring, mature individual (veteran a plus) who is willing and able to provide transportation to an ambulatory veteran who can no longer drive.
  • Age 25 - 75 with a current driver’s license.
  • Excellent driving record and crime free background.
  • Own or have access to a reliable, safe vehicle that is registered and insured.
  • Participate in a three hour training class before giving first ride.

If you meet all of these requirements, come join our team and find out what a difference you can make in another person’s life. It will change their life, and it will most certainly change yours!

If you would like more information about volunteering for the Rides 4 Veterans program please call: 925-284-2215

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About Mobility Matters

Location:

1035A Carol Lane, Lafayette, CA 94549, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide free door-through-door transportation to seniors and veterans who need escorted rides with compassionate volunteer drivers in Contra Costa County. Our goal is to give seniors and veterans the ability and dignity to age in place with transportation and referral resources.

Description

Mobility Matters offers two volunteer ride sharing programs: Rides for Seniors and Rides 4 Veterans. The Rides for Seniors program specializes in transporting ambulatory seniors (age 60 and older) in Contra Costa County who are trying to age in place rather than become institutionalized. The Rides 4 Veteran's Program transports veterans that are any age that are disabled in Contra Costa County. The Rides for Seniors and the Rides for Veterans programs offers free, one-on-one, door-through-door rides provided by screened and trained volunteer drivers. These rides are primarily for the purpose of obtaining medical care, groceries, and other basic necessities.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
People with Disabilities
Veterans & Military Families
Community, People with Disabilities, Veterans & Military Families

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Contra Costa County, CAMobility Matters (training site)1035a Carol LaneLafayette, CA 94549

(37.89294,-122.11783)
 

SKILLS

  • Transportation Management
  • Disaster Response
  • Veteran Care
  • Transportation

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 25
  • Orientation or Training
  • Most drivers donate 2 to 4 hours every other week.

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