Volunteer Requirements

Volunteer Drivers must:

  • Attend volunteer orientation
  • Be 21 years of age or older
  • Have 3 points or fewer on their driver’s license
  • Have valid automobile insurance
  • Be interested in seniors
  • Be capable of maintaining confidentiality
  • Pass criminal background and driver record checks

Background Check Results Disqualifiers: Any person found guilty of any offenses in the following categories listed below will be disqualified and prohibited from serving as a volunteer:

  • Sex Offenses
  • Felony Violence

Any person found guilty of the following offenses will be prohibited from volunteering for the period of time associated with each offense:

  • Felony offenses within the last 10 years (other than violence or sex).
  • All misdemeanor violence offenses within the past 7 years.
  • All misdemeanor drug and alcohol offenses within the past 5 years, or multiple offenses in the past 10 years.
  • Any other misdemeanor within the past 5 years that would be considered a potential danger to seniors or is directly related to the functions of that volunteer.
  • Anyone who has been charged with any of the disqualifying offenses or for cases pending in the court cannot volunteer until the official settlement of the case. The settlement must meet the policy guidelines for accepting volunteers. Volunteers will serve at the pleasure of Neighbor Ride and may be dismissed from their volunteer duties at any time, with or without cause.

Volunteer Ride Coordinators must:

  • Be 18 years of age or older.
  • Be comfortable handling telephone reservations and record keeping.
  • Have basic computer skills and experience with database programs.
  • Have a 3-4 hour block of time, weekly or bimonthly, to dedicate to volunteering.