BE A VOLUNTEER DRIVER!
Imagine living alone with no family to call, having a very limited income and/or disabled, and needing to get to your doctor appointment. Maybe you have relatives but they work and can’t take the time off. Our aging population and need for transportation is at an all-time high. Seniors and people with disabilities need our help!
Transportation Reaching People (TRP) provides a shared ride service for Clackamas County residents, age 60+, or with a disability, who need transportation to essential appointments and errands. TRP volunteers serves as a lifeline for isolated seniors and adults with disabilities unable to access other transportation options. In addition to providing rides, our volunteers support rider’s ability to live independently and stay in their homes for as long as possible.
Most rides are to medical appointments, grocery shopping and other essential errands and are given free of charge to the rider. Volunteer drivers receive a mileage reimbursements of .46 cent per mile; chose their own schedule – drive as much or little as you like, Monday – Friday days; receive free drivers safety training that may offer discounts on auto insurance; and make a huge difference in the lives of others!
Volunteers provide door-to-door transportation using their own private auto. TRP staff drive wheelchair accessible vans and buses. TRP provides timely, convenient and reliable transit service to the following:
* Non-Emergency Medical Appointments
* Personal Business Appointments
* Shopping Trips
* Social and Recreational Activities
* Nutrition Services
* Other Essential Errands
* Drive your own vehicle to provide transportation for someone in need
* Receive mileage reimbursement of .46/mile (or use tax deduction benefits)
* Pick your own schedule/flexibility
* Receive free Driver Safety training that may reduce auto insurance
” Help others live in their own home and remain independent for as long as possible
Volunteer requirements include:
* Must be age 21+
* Have held a driver’s license for minimum of 5 years.
* Complete an application and pass a criminal background check.
* Receive 4-6 hours of training to get started and average 1-2 hours of training per year thereafter.
* Have your own vehicle to drive.
To learn more or to volunteer, call 503-655-8208.
Various areas in Clackamas County – volunteers can choose their flexibility (mileage reimbursed)
Office located at 2051Kaen Rd. Oregon City 97045