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Volunteer Driver

Volunteer Driver

Main Duty:

Drive Independence Rides customers (seniors 60 and older, and visually impaired adults) to desired destinations within the greater Detroit area.

Time Frame:

  • Length of Commitment: 1 year (or longer, if desired)
  • Estimated Hours: 3 hours a month (or more, if desired)
  • Schedule: Flexible – we will accommodate you

Qualifications:

• Valid Driver’s license and 3 years driving experience

• Ability to lift wheelchairs and walkers, and carry packages

• Acceptable record of safe driving

• Acceptable background check

• Personal references from two non-relatives

• Proof of liability insurance for vehicle

• Current registration and inspection sticker on vehicle (if applicable)

Benefits:

• Free annual memberships for Volunteer and one other (new) individual 

• Making a significant difference in someone’s life

• Training 

• Building your resume

• Mileage reimbursement

• Ride / transportation credit for yourself or someone special to you

• Meeting other community-minded people

• Learning community history from the people who lived it

Responsibilities:

• Providing safe, comfortable, dignified transportation

• Keeping a positive attitude with your customers, and interacting with them with sensitivity and patience

• Keeping your vehicle clean

• Maintaining confidentiality of Independence Rides customers and staff

• Being on time

• Reporting your mileage

• Never consume alcohol the day of a ride (before the ride)

• Wearing your Independence Rides ID

• Calling dispatch with any changes, such as running late, making an unscheduled stop, canceling a scheduled ride.  

Main Duty:

Drive Independence Rides customers (seniors 60 and older, and visually impaired adults) to desired destinations within the greater Detroit area.

Time Frame:

  • Length of Commitment: 1 year (or longer, if desired)
  • Estimated Hours: 3 hours a…

Details at a Glance

  • Schedule
    Weekdays
  • Time Commitment
    A few hours per month
  • Recurrence
    Recurring
  • Stipend Provided
  • Training Provided

Location

On-site

Detroit Metropolitan Area

Detroit, MI, United States

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