Northwest Missouri Area Agency on Aging

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Volunteer Drivers

 

 

 

PROVIDE-A-RIDE (PAR)

VOLUNTEER DRIVER RESPONSIBILITIES

Provide transportation services to medical appointments and other essential non-emergency services for eligible persons who are at least 60 years of age. 

This service is provided for those who do not drive, are unable to utilize public transportation and do not have family or friends who are available to drive them.

 

REQUIREMENTS

 

Valid driverís license

Good driving record

Provide current proof of insurance on personal vehicle

Ability to maintain complete confidentiality

Relate well to seniors--patient, empathetic, a good listener

Enjoy driving and spending time with seniors or people with special needs

Not a risk to vulnerable seniors in an isolated setting

Punctual and reliable

Willing to escort door to door and to assist clients as needed within the guidelines for the position

Knowledge of driving area, able to safely navigate to specified locations

Safe driving record

Access to vehicle that is roadworthy, reliable and suitable for client needs

No health conditions that may impair ability to drive safely (including vision, hearing, perception, reflexes)

Good judgment; able to gauge client and driving conditions

Physically able to offer support to frail clients as needed

Trustworthy

Pass a background check

 

†††††††† DRIVERS ARE PROVIDED WITH

 Supplemental Insurance Coverage

Training

Mileage Reimbursement

Emergency Kits

Volunteer Recognition

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