Top 5 ways to volunteer
There are lots of ways to help out Drive a Senior. Here are five to consider. We’re certain you find one that fits:
1 DRIVING SENIORS to doctor’s appointments, physical therapy, to shop for groceries, go to the pharmacy or the bank.
2 SIMPLE HOME MAINTENANCE Changing light bulbs, minor plumbing repair, checking batteries in smoke detectors or other handyman tasks.
3 LIGHT YARD WORK – such as raking leaves or mulching flower beds; seasonal trimming of bushes and shrubs, and occasional mowing and edging.
4 OFFICE/CLERICAL – Coordinate fund-raisers, contact sponsors, communicate with drivers and passengers. Basic computer skills and data entry always help.
5 FRIENDLY VISITS and CARE CALLS Travel to our enrolled seniors’ homes to provide a little one-on-one contact — for a neighborly chat or to catch up on recent news. Or phone seniors in your region to see how their week is going and whether they have any pressing needs.
How to qualify
There are only a few requirements to drive with us – designed to help us protect our vulnerable senior passengers:
> be 18 years of age and a high-school graduate.
> provide a valid driver’s license and car insurance.
> pass background and driver record checks.
> apply; which you do online .
> attend a brief orientation and training session.