Volunteer drivers needed to assist Maple Leaf seniors in Ballard

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Senior Services’ Volunteer Transportation are calling for volunteer drivers to provide vital transportation for Maple Leaf seniors in the Ballard area. Volunteer drivers use their own car and assist seniors in maintaining their independence by taking them to medical appointments.

The clients appreciate their improved access to medical care, meaningful interactions with caring volunteers, and increased peace of mind. “Unfortunately, the program does not have enough drivers to meet the demand for transportation from older residents of the Maple Leaf and surrounding neighborhoods,” writes Volunteer and Outreach Recruitment Coordinator Hilary Case.

This volunteer opportunity is flexible as the program schedules on a week-by-week bases. In terms of time commitment volunteers need to have some weekday daytime available, but this time does not need to be consistent. Drivers typically provide one ride per week, yet they can do more or less. “Let’s “drive the distance” to ensure that older residents of our community don’t get stranded!,” writes Case.

If you are interested in assisting the volunteer driver program call (206) 748-7588 or email Hilary at hilaryc@seniorservices.org. Case reports that drivers are not only needed in the Ballard area, but are needed all over Seattle.

For more information about the program click here to check out the volunteer transportation blog.

Check out the photo above of volunteer Hilary and client Helen. Photo courtesy of Senior Services’ Volunteer Transportation. 

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