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Community Drivers

Transportation is essential. Vermonters need you.

There is a transportation need in Vermont. Mobility is essential to almost everyone, and there is more demand than ever to help Vermonters get to doctor’s appointments and fulfill other critical necessities. The answer? You and your vehicle. Become a Community Driver through your local transit provider and be a force for change in the lives of your neighbors. Plus, for providing transport to help other Vermonters, you will be eligible to be paid or receive other compensation related to your travel.

How it works:

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 set your own schedule and 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 Community Driver

Each local provider has more information on becoming a Community Driver, as well as information on Dial-A-Ride services. To ensure the safety and reliability of volunteers, there are a few simple steps to become a Community Driver:

  • Select your area below to find the corresponding provider.
  • 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 Community 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.

Select your region to apply

Community 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