Volunteering for Neighbor Ride

As a Driver or Ride Coordinator you have the opportunity to enhance the quality of life for Howard County seniors who choose to "age in place" by providing reliable and affordable transportation for them. The rewards of helping seniors overcome isolation and maintain connections to their community are invaluable.   You as a volunteer driver will use your personal car, and have complete flexibility to choose the rides that work for your schedule and location.  Daytime, evening and weekend volunteer driving opportunities are available.  Rides are chosen via email by calling our office.  You can choose to receive a daily email of all upcoming rides or to receive individual ride requests for the days and times you designate.  We ask that you drive a minimum of two rides a month.   We provide a door-to-door service, but after dropping off the passenger, you can decide to wait, run errands, or return home.   Parents may bring their children along on the rides for a wonderful inter-generational opportunity.  

You are needed to make Neighbor Ride a success.  Register Now  or feel free to call Patrice Cerwonka or Holly Waddell at 410-884-7433 or email volunteer@neighborride.org.  Please read our volunteer testimonials and watch the video below to learn more about the volunteer experience.

 

Volunteer Drivers must:

Attend Volunteer Orientation.  Orientations are held every Tuesday morning
at 9:30 am or evenings by appointment.

Be 21 years of age or older.

Be able to pass criminal background and driver record checks.

Have 3 points or fewer on their driver's license.

Be interested in seniors.

Be capable of maintaining confidentiality.

Volunteer Ride Coordinators must:

Be 18 years of age or older.

Be comfortable handling telephone reservations and record keeping.

Have basic computer tasks and experience with database programs.

Have a 3-4 hour block of time, weekly or bimonthly, to dedicate to volunteering.

Other Volunteer Opportunities:

Special projects.

Community outreach events.

General office help.

Ongoing and one-time marketing development efforts and events.