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Give a senior a ride to their doctor

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ORGANIZATION: Volunteer Center of Santa Cruz County

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Are you a friendly, reliable, and safe driver that can give a few hours to help a senior or disabled person in need? Volunteer drivers are needed to provide round-trip transportation for seniors (55+) and folks with disabilities. Drivers provide an invaluable service for seniors by taking them on essential trips to the doctor, to buy groceries, to the bank, etc.

As a volunteer, your schedule is completely flexible; you drive when you have time and no regular commitment is required. Additionally, you can be reimbursed for your gas costs and will receive supplemental car insurance for rides you provide as a volunteer. After you sign up, we'll reach out to you (and our other volunteer drivers) via email on a weekly basis with a list of upcoming rides that need a volunteer driver. If you can help with any of the requests, just shoot us a reply.

Becoming a volunteer driver is a simple and fun way to build community, reduce isolation, and help all people in our community enjoy the freedom of movement.

For more information, visit our website: https://scvolunteercenter.org/programs/transportation-program

This opportunity lists it's location as the Volunteer Center's building in Santa Cruz. In reality though, volunteers will be serving around Santa Cruz County by picking up a client at their house, taking them to their destination, and then taking them home afterwards. Volunteers will not be spending any time at the Volunteer Center's office.

Note, if you sign up via VolunteerMatch we'll follow up with you to answer any questions you have before then sending you a link to our real volunteer sign up form (which you can also find by visiting our website at the link above).

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About Volunteer Center of Santa Cruz County

Location:

1740 17th Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95062, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to transform our community and ourselves through volunteerism, empowering everyone to be the difference.

Description

We provide in-person, phone and electronic matching services to connect community members with a volunteer role and we work with more than 300 community programs countywide to ensure the right fit.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
People with Disabilities
Seniors
Community, People with Disabilities, Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1740 17th AveSanta Cruz, CA 95062

(36.97637,-121.98254)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 20
  • Flexible and determined by the volunteer. Can change week-to-week based on volunteer preferences.

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