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Volunteer Drivers needed in Knox County, TN - Help a neighbor thrive!

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ORGANIZATION: CAC's Volunteer Assisted Transportation

  • 30 people are interested
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Knoxville-Knox County CAC’s (Community Action Committee)
Volunteer Assisted Transportation program is seeking volunteer drivers to assist seniors and people with disabilities to medical appointments, shopping trips, beauty appointments, and other fun activities!

During this time of COVID-19, we are following all safety measures to keep everyone safe. Masks are required by volunteer driver and passenger. Passengers are required to sit in the backseat of vehicles.

  • Seeking volunteer drivers to assist seniors and people with disabilities
  • Volunteers are needed for weekdays, evenings and weekends.
  • Drivers must be 21 years of age and have at least 3 years of driving experience
  • Flexible scheduling is available to all volunteers.
  • Provide safe, accessible transportation services in agency-owned vehicles - see types below
  • Stay with Riders and provide assistance at appointments, grocery shopping and other errands.
  • Ensure Riders make it safely to their destinations.
  • Training provided. (All Training costs covered by the program.)
  • First Aid & CPR Certification
  • Vehicle Orientation (Toyota Prius, Ford Fusions and Wheelchair Accessible Mini-vans)
  • Passenger Assistance Training
  • AAA Driver Improvement Program

Call to Volunteer and Schedule your training today! It's very simple and easy to help someone out!

Contact Nancy Welch at 865-673-5001 or nancy.welch@cactrans.org

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About CAC's Volunteer Assisted Transportation

Location:

2247 Western Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37921, US

Mission Statement

CAC's Volunteer Assisted Transportation is a non profit, volunteer driven program dedicated to providing accessible and affordable transportation services to Knox County seniors and people with disabilities who require aid and assistance to travel safely.

Description

Volunteer Drivers will receive in-depth training to feel comfortable providing safe travel assistance to our Riders. Training includes First Aid and CPR certification, Passenger Assistance, Vehicle Orientation and Driver Improvement techniques. Volunteers Drivers must possess a good driving record and pass a physical and drug/alcohol screening. Volunteers will use agency owned hybrid sedans.

CAUSE AREAS

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

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Knox County, TN2247 Western AvenueKnoxville, TN 37921

SKILLS

  • Transportation
  • Hospice Care
  • Elder care
  • Case Work / Management
  • Healthcare
  • Nursing

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2- half days monthly - (approx 3 or 4 hours each day) - flexible schedule ~ Volunteers can choose days and times to volunteer - late afternoons/evenings and weekends available. Agency vehicle is provided to volunteer to use when volunteering.
  • reliable, trustworthy, compassionate and caring, willing to help others, assist with wheelchairs. assist client in/out of vehicle and in/out of home. One-on-one assistance to client.

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