Connect with your community while you help keep people moving. When you become a Volunteer Driver with Ride Connection, you become a lifeline for your neighbors who otherwise may not be able to get to the services they need to survive and thrive. It’s a simple way to make a direct impact on your community.
Make new friends, receive training, become part of a positive and supportive organization, and keep people moving.
Ride Connection provides half a million free rides annually to older adults, Veterans, and people with disabilities in the Portland metro area. Our mission is to link accessible transportation with community need, and we can fulfill this mission with caring volunteers like you.
Our volunteer driver roles come with a lot of flexibility. You let us know when, where, and how often you would like to drive and if you would like to drive one of our cars or receive mileage reimbursement while driving your own vehicle.
For the safety and comfort of our customers, we ask that volunteer drivers are able to pass a national criminal background check with fingerprinting, have a clean driving record, and be willing to learn about safety and best practices for customer service through provided training.
To link accessible, responsive transportation alternatives with individual and community needs.
Today and every day, Ride Connection provides transportation options to individuals in need. From older adults to people with disabilities to low-income individuals and underserved communities, we provide essential transportation such as door to door rides, community shuttles, and one on one public transit training. By giving people the means to get around, we offer independence, health, and inclusion. Our services bring together friends and family, prevent social isolation, alleviate financial stress and create new connections that strengthen our community. Ride Connection remains committed to providing inclusive transportation options for all individuals in need in Multnomah, Washington, and Clackamas counties. At Ride Connection, we believe that mobility equals independence.