To enhance the independence and well-being of older adults.
Drive A Senior-West Austin is an interfaith coalition in service since 1985. The goal is to offer a wide range of volunteer opportunities at no cost to the older adults served. Drive A Senior- West Austin is supported by contributions from 17 sponsoring congregations, individuals, foundations, private grants and corporate donations.
I have been a volunteer driver with Drive a Senior - West Austin since the late summer of 2009. I usually drive once a week, taking clients to medical, rehabilitation, and beauty appointments. Occasionally I help with grocery shopping.
Through this opportunity, I've met a number of engaging, bright people, learned a lot about Austin's services for seniors, and actively enjoyed a number of clients' company. Most of the people I drive live within three miles of my home, so I feel as if I'm assisting neighbors.
I choose the day and time of each volunteer drive, so the task fits into my schedule easily.
The organization's staff is friendly, helpful, and well-organized.