Volunteer Dispatchers are needed today. By devoting your time, you can assist residents in scheduling transportation for doctor’s appointments, grocery shopping, banking, etc. With your help, these individual who may have been homebound can be a vital part of our community. All you need is the ability to answer a single phone line and a friendly voice. . If you do not drive and live in the service area, the Rural Transit van can bring you into the our office to dispatch.
This is a simple yet extremely rewarding volunteer opportunity. We will work with you and your availability so that you can make the most of your volunteer experience.
"To identify and service community transportation needs of senior citizens, disabled and low/moderate income residents in communities of Erie County by establishing transportation through Volunteer and Community Support Services."
Rural Transit Service is a non-profit transportation organization. Rural Transit Service provides safe, affordable and reliable transportation to seniors, low income and disabled clients to allow them to maintain a happier, healthier more independent lifestyle and heighten involvement in the community. Rural Transit’s success is predicated on the commitment of their volunteers, including drivers, dispatchers and driver aides; providing the transportation and scheduling. In twenty five years, due to the increasing need, Rural Transit has expanded its service area from two towns, with approximately one dozen volunteers to twenty five municipalities throughout Erie County with the help of over one hundred thirty volunteers and the need continues.