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DAVIES PROJECT FOR MID-MICHIGAN CHILDREN

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The Davies Project seeks passionate and devoted individuals to drive a child and family members to subspecialty medical appointments in the tri-county area.

Volunteer drivers are unpaid and use their own vehicles to drive families to medical appointments.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, volunteer drivers are needed to give rides to essential appointments to for children in fragile health and for pregnant women to pre-natal appointments. Please consider volunteering if you are:

  • At least 21 years old
  • Have no immunity, heart or lung problems
  • Do not care for or live with someone who does
The Davies Project seeks volunteers who:
  • Can interact compassionately with all Davies Project families
  • Are reliably available at scheduled times and punctual
  • Can drive in all weather conditions
  • Understand and strictly observe the confidentiality of their riders’ personal, health, and medical care provider information and locations
  • Respect different cultures

Required:

  • Valid driver’s license
  • Be at least 21 years of age
  • Safe driving record
  • State required liability insurance
  • Working mobile phone
  • Mandatory background check
  • Completion of required training on procedures, including diversity training and proper installation of child car seats
Volunteer drivers select a ride from a schedule that matches their availability. Volunteer drivers contact the family and figure out directions to where the family lives. The volunteer driver picks up the family at this location and then drives them to the location of the medical appointment. After the appointment, the volunteer driver returns the family to their home.

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About DAVIES PROJECT FOR MID-MICHIGAN CHILDREN

Location:

230 Bingham Street, Suite 100, LANSING, MI 48912, US

Mission Statement

To connect families to resources and community by providing reliable transportation for seriously ill children and pregnant women to essential healthcare.

Description

Volunteer drivers provide rides to medical appointments for children with a serious health condition, pregnant women, and for parents with a baby in the NICU if no car is available.

80% of pediatric care takes place in the outpatient setting. In Greater Lansing, 70% of the children who rely on the local subspecialty clinics for treatment of serious health illnesses clinics are on Medicaid. Poor transportation options contribute to their missing 60% of their medical appointments.

In addition to providing free rides to medical care, volunteer drivers are a connection for families who often feel highly stressed during a health crisis. Having a connection to the larger community helps families feel less isolated and a little more supported.

Dependable access to medical appointments helps doctors provide timely treatment, improves children’s health outcomes and fulfills a critical need in the community. Hundreds of children are healthier today because they did not miss crucial medical appointments due to transportation challenges.

Children & Youth
Health & Medicine
People with Disabilities

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

230 South Bingham StreetSuite 100Lansing, MI 48912

(42.73126,-84.53671)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • Minimum three (3) hours time commitment per appointment. Occasionally, doctors and clinics may run late or behind schedule.
  • We ask for a one-year commitment if possible.

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