Help a Senior Thrive - Provide a Ride!

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ORGANIZATION: Jewish Family Service of San Diego


Many seniors want to continue living independently in their cherished homes (wouldn't you?), but when they can no longer drive, they are unable to get themselves to doctor’s appointments, go grocery shopping, or even visit friends and family. This loss of independence can lead to frustration, isolation and loneliness.

Together, we can help seniors stay connected to loved ones and maintain their health and independence by providing rides to their vital appointments and errands. Our flexible On-the-Go, Rides and Smiles program allows you to provide rides (and a smile!) for seniors when it’s convenient for your schedule, and in the parts of town where you already travel. Volunteers provide one-way rides (like Uber or Lyft), and seniors are guaranteed a return ride by our program staff or another volunteer.

Did you know you don't have to be Jewish to receive services or become a volunteer for Jewish Family Service? People of all faiths and backgrounds are welcome!

To get started as a volunteer, complete these four steps:

  1. Click on the "I Want To Help" button at the top of this page to fill out our volunteer application.
  2. Attend a volunteer orientation (recorded or in-person, your choice).
  3. Connect with our team for additional training, detailed information and logistics of the On-the-Go volunteer opportunity.
  4. Schedule your first ride!

Join us in making a difference in a senior’s life by providing them with independence. Seniors in our community can continue living happy, healthy, and fulfilling lives thanks to wonderful folks like you!

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About Jewish Family Service of San Diego


8804 Balboa Ave, San Diego, CA 92123, US

Mission Statement

Jewish Family Service is a client-centered, impact-driven organization working to build a stronger, healthier, more resilient San Diego. Our wide range of integrated services Empower Individuals & Families to Move Toward Self-Sufficiency, Support Aging With Dignity, and Foster Community Connection & Engagement throughout San Diego County and the Coachella Valley.


Founded in 1918, we are one of San Diego’s most impactful non-profit human services agencies. Our broad network of staff, volunteers, supporters, and community partners are committed to the pursuit of one shared goal: helping individuals and families in San Diego Move Forward.


Health & Medicine
Community, Health & Medicine, Seniors


We'll work with your schedule.


8804 Balboa AveSan DiegoSan Diego, CA 92123



  • Elder care
  • Community Outreach
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building




  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 25
  • Orientation or Training
  • Flexible schedule. Prefer volunteers to give at least 2 rides per month.
  • All drivers must be over 25, have a clean driving record, and pass a background check.

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