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Senior Services’ Volunteer Transportation Seeking Volunteer Drivers

By Cara · March 11th, 2015 · No Comments

Senior Services is seeking volunteers to assist seniors by providing transportation to and from doctors appointments with a personal connection. Currently, the program cannot serve all seniors who need rides for medical care. Volunteers should have a reliable vehicle, a clean driving record, and some weekday availability. Senior Services shared how the service has impacted one senior’s life significantly:

87-year-old Geraldine Mensink does not know what she’d do without Volunteer Transportation.  When she decided it was time to give up her keys two years ago, the program saved her from feeling helpless and stuck.  She uses the service regularly to get to appointments and says, “I love all of the volunteer drivers!  They are wonderful.”

Since 1975, Senior Services’ Volunteer Transportation drivers have accumulated “miles and miles” of positive impact throughout King County.  Using their own vehicles, volunteers pick seniors up, take them to their doctors and drive them home again—offering valuable transportation with a personal touch.  Clients of the program often refer to them as their “heroes,” “guardian angels” or “life-savers.”  In a very tangible way, volunteer drivers make a difference in the lives of vulnerable members of our community.

Help more seniors like Geraldine get “on the road” to improved health and peace of mind!

Gerri and Linda_Off for a Ride

Interested volunteers should visit this page or contact the Volunteer Recruitment and Outreach Coordinator Hilary at (206) 748-7588 or hilaryc@seniorservices.org

Learn more about Senior Services’ Volunteer Transporation on the program’s blog “Behind the Wheel” where you can find stories about both clients, drivers, and the experiences they share.

Know someone who would benefit from Senior Services’ Volunteer Transporation? Read how to request a ride.

 

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