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Volunteer Drivers

Give a lift. Get a lift.

When you become a volunteer driver through your regional public transportation provider, you provide cost effective transportation to community members in need of a ride. Volunteer drivers provide a vital connection for older adults, individuals with disabilities, and Medicaid recipients who need a lift to medical appointments and social service providers. If you have access to a reliable vehicle, enjoy driving and meeting people, become a volunteer driver!

How it works:

As a volunteer driver, you decide how often you can offer transportation. Most trips are centered on medical needs, providing access to appointments like dialysis, radiation treatment, physical therapy and more. You may also provide rides to senior centers, affordable food locations, counseling, prevention treatment, or various human services programs.
While most appointments are local, others can be as far as Dartmouth or Boston. You can determine the range of transportation service you are able to provide. Drivers are offered reimbursement at the standard IRS mileage rate for each trip.

Becoming a Volunteer Driver

Each local provider has more information on becoming a volunteer driver in your community, as well as information on Dial-A-Ride services. To ensure the safety and reliability of community members, there are a few simple steps to become a volunteer driver:

  • Find your area on the map below, and we’ll connect you with the nearest transportation agency.
  • You will have the option to fill out and submit an online application, or you can email an application to the address provided.
  • Once your application is processed, you will receive a follow-up email/phone call from your transportation agency to complete the application process.
  • To become a volunteer driver, you will need to provide a valid driver’s license and auto insurance (with a good driving record), and complete a full background check..

Find the application for your county below:

Volunteer Driver Program Providers

“Driving as a Volunteer Driver is a great way to give back. It’s low stress, it’s very easy to do, it’s just a win-win situation all the way around.”

-Bob Smith, Volunteer Driver

Go! Vermont April 8, 2015