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Sound Generations

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Seniors need your help! Getting to the doctor’s office is a daunting task for many local seniors. Poor vision or medical conditions prevent them from driving; limited mobility makes it impossible to take the bus; taxis come with prohibitive costs; and loved ones have full-time jobs that render them unavailable to help. So who do they turn to? Fortunately, volunteer drivers can fill the gap.

Volunteer Transportation is a program of Sound Generations, a non-profit organization working to help seniors remain safely independent and connected to their communities. Every week, there are a growing number of older adults in need of transportation but not enough volunteers to do it all. It is heartbreaking to know that for many, the only barrier to accessing medical care is just a ride.

Help make a huge difference in the lives of seniors near you by becoming a volunteer driver. This opportunity is extremely flexible, allowing volunteers to pick the days, times, frequency, and areas they wish to drive. Help more seniors get "on the road" to improved health and peace of mind by becoming a volunteer today!

For more information contact Diana at 206-748-7588 or dianas@soundgenerations.org or visit our website at https://soundgenerations.org/get-help/transportation/volunteer/

"You have done wonders for my life. I would not have been able to stay in my own home for as long as I have without your help. Thank you for all you do." Jeanne, 84

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About Sound Generations

Location:

2208 Second Avenue, Suite 100, Seattle, WA 98121, US

Mission Statement

Sound Generations, established in 1967, is Washington State's most comprehensive non-profit organization that supports people on their aging journey through community connections and accessible services. Established in 1967, we support almost 54,000 older adults, disabled persons, and those who care for them annually in King County.

Description

Our eleven programs operating throughout numerous community and senior center sites are constantly striving to expand the provision of food security, transportation, health & wellness, and assistance services to under served and marginalized populations. We are committed to helping all people, especially those in low-income communities and communities of color, obtain the services they need while feeling included and respected in a community that affirms aging.

Sound Generations service area: King County, WA.

Our services, and volunteer opportunities, are located at multiple sites throughout King County.

Community
Health & Medicine
Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

2045 S 216th StDes Moines, WA 98198

(47.40695,-122.30585)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • Most drivers do one ride per week.
  • Reliable Vehicle, Weekday Availability and Willingness to Help

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