"BEVERLY FOUNDATION VOLUNTEER DRIVER" PROGRAM
Program across the USA.
"One of the remarkable characteristics of the United States is its volunteer spirit. This spirit is generated and conveyed by thousands of volunteers. While national, state and local government entities sponsor many volunteer programs, the non-profit sector also offers a rich array of volunteer opportunities for Americans. Volunteer driver programs have been providing transportation to older adults for more than sixty years."
The Beverly Foundation's Volunteer Driver website lists over 900 Volunteer Driver Programs across the United States. Driver volunteer programs organize and provide low-cost transportation services to seniors, the disabled and others.
Volunteer Driver Programs are ideal for seniors who would otherwise not not have access to any other form of transportation. Volunteer driver programs are inexpensive to operate and can get seniors where they need to go.
The Beverly Foundation has gathered information and resource materials about volunteer driver programs. The Beverly Foundation describes what volunteer driver programs are, what they look like, how they are organized, what makes them low in cost, and their risk factors (including liability, exposure, and insurance), and includes a variety of models, case examples and work books for anyone looking into how to start a volunteer driver program.
Organizations interested in starting a Supplemental Transportation Program in their community are able to access the Turnkey Kit, a free, "how to" tool to plan and implement convenient, economical transportation for older adults who are unable to use standard public transportation.
The organization provides an Senior Transportation Library on-line with tip sheets on topics such as Dementia and Transportation, Giving Up the Keys for seniors who are no longer drive safely and much more.
WATCH VIDEO ON HOW ONE VOLUNTEER DRIVER PROGRAM WORKS