Volunteer drivers needed to assist local seniors

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Senior Services’ Volunteer Transportation are calling for volunteer drivers to provide vital transportation for seniors all over Seattle.

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.

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.

Click here to check out more information on the volunteer transportation blog.

Photo courtesy of Hilary Case.

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