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ORGANIZATION: Ride Connection

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We believe transportation is a basic human right. Access to transportation means mobility, and being mobile allows a person to connect with their community and other essential life destinations.

As a Ride Connection volunteer driver, you will create transportation access in partnership with Neighborhood House in SW Portland communities. You will be the lifeline that helps older adults, Veterans, and people with disabilities stay connected to their community and thrive. You’ll build relationships with customers, become the friendly face they look forward to seeing, and keep people moving.

What you can expect from Ride Connection:

  • A collaborative environment that supports your learning, growth, and passion
  • Opportunities to connect and foster relationships with people in your community
  • Training that prepares you for your volunteer work and may lower the cost of private insurance
  • Mileage reimbursement when driving your own vehicle
  • Recognition for your volunteer contribution

What we expect from our volunteers:

  • A dedication to supporting the needs of older adults, veterans, and people with disabilities
  • A passion for Ride Connection’s mission, vision, values, and core accountabilities
  • A desire to provide outstanding customer service at all times
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide safe and efficient transportation for customers to and from scheduled destinations
  • Provide assistance to customers as appropriate
  • Ensure passengers and belongings are properly secured within the vehicle
  • Keep accurate records of miles driven, volunteer hours incurred, pre and post trip inspections, and other vital information
  • Drive with a focus on safety while complying with relevant road laws, regulations, and general safety standards, including reporting injuries and vehicle damage or malfunctions

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About Ride Connection

Location:

9955 NE Glisan St., Portland, OR 97220, US

Mission Statement

To link accessible, responsive transportation alternatives with individual and community needs.

Description

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.

CAUSE AREAS

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

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

7780 Southwest Capitol HighwayPortland, OR 97219

(45.46797,-122.71243)
 

SKILLS

  • Elder care
  • Transportation
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 22
  • Orientation or Training
  • Ideal volunteer will drive 1/wk -- very flexible!
  • At least five years of driving experience required

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