Round-trip rides with volunteering neighbors.
The need for transportation and mobility for older adults in ubiquitous. Access to medical care and other health-related outings, to fresh food, and for social engagement is vital for our elders' health, especially if they are choosing to remain in their homes and need a little help. Leveraging the community's capacity to fill this need by equipping good neighbors to share the care of our elders is a crucial solution.
Volunteer drivers are needed for scheduled, periodic, and last-minute trips. And our volunteers are more than just a ride service, they are available to help with shopping lists, bring in and put away groceries, to take notes in medical appointments, and to offer an arm into or out of the car.
Trip destinations typically include:
- Grocery stores
- Medical appointments
- Places of worship
- Social and educational events
Volunteers use their personal cars to pick up ambulatory members from their homes to provide transportation to and from medical appointments, grocery shopping, social events, or other errands within a reasonable distance and time commitment.
Rides are dependent upon the availability of volunteer drivers. Please allow at least 3-5 days advanced notice when making requests with the office. We can typically accommodate one ride per household per week.
A copy of the driver’s license, automobile registration, and auto insurance card must be on file in the A Little Help office.
Colorado volunteers are also protected under the Good Samaritan Law.
Gas and mileage are deductible charitable contributions for income tax purposes.
Parking fees that may be incurred should be paid by the member being served.