TRANSPORTATION

A Little Help coordinates round-trip rides with volunteering neighbors.

Mobility and access are vital for older adults to maintain good health and a high quality of life. A Little Help leverages the community's capacity to fill this need by identifying good neighbors willing to offer a ride. 

And our volunteers are more than just a ride service, they are companions who are also available to help with shopping lists, bring in and put away groceries, take notes at medical appointments, and offer an arm into or out of the door and the car. 

Destinations typically include:

  • Grocery stores
  • Medical appointments
  • Beauty appointments
  • Places of worship
  • Errands
  • Social and educational events

Some notes on transportation:

  • Volunteers use personal vehicles to pick up ambulatory members from their homes, providing transportation within a reasonable distance and time commitment.
  • Rides are dependent upon volunteer driver availability. When making requests with the office, please allow 3-5 days' notice.
  • We can typically accommodate one ride per household per week.
  • We run background and motor vehicle record checks on all volunteer drivers and keep a copy of their driver's license, auto registration, and auto insurance on file in the A Little Help office.
  • Colorado volunteers are protected under the Good Samaritan Law.
  • We do not reimburse mileage, but it is typically a deductible charitable contribution for income tax purposes.
  • Parking fees that may be incurred during service should be paid by the member being served.

Volunteer drivers are always needed for scheduled, periodic, and late-notice trips.