DRIVERS NEEDED!

Published

05/15/2018

Start Date

08/30/2018

Time Commitment

A few hours per month

Duration

Long-Term (6 months-1 year)

Address

Centennial
Colorado
United States

Description

Volunteer today and make a difference in the community!


DRMAC Rides is assembling a team of volunteers to transport young adults with disabilities who cannot drive themselves and we need you! Help them increase their independence by providing rides to various social activities, sporting events, and appointments.


This new program in Arapahoe County is one of the first of its kind to support young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities to find free rides to events that keep them active and social. We already have an amazing cast of magnanimous volunteers but we need more drivers so we can keep up with the demand of ride requests. Similar to Uber and Lyft, the drivers use their own vehicles to drive individuals who have barriers accessing the community, and in doing so, help free up their parent's agendas by providing them a break from their usual chauffeur duties.


You don't need to have any experience working with disabled individuals because we provide free training and support. We offer flexible scheduling that allows you to decide when and where you are able to drive and we will work around your schedule. We also offer mileage reimbursement and all the warm fuzzy feelings that come along with making a difference.


To qualify, we ask that you have a reliable vehicle and the ability to pass a motor vehicle record and background check. If you or someone you know may be interested, please contact the volunteer manager via email at cshipps@drmac-co.org or via phone at (720) 292-3540 or you can visit www.drmac-co.org/volunteer to learn more.


Description


Position Purpose:

To decrease social isolation and prolong quality of life and independent living for young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities by providing appropriate personal transportation to residents in the Arapahoe County area. Volunteers will work with DRMAC Rides’ Volunteer Manager to determine what areas and time frames the driver is able to volunteer.

Location:

Arapahoe County.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Transport ambulatory riders with intellectual and developmental disabilities from their homes to personal appointments that keep them active and social.
  • Communicate with riders as needed and provide a comfortable environment for them.
  • Drive safely, obey all traffic laws (including seat belt use for driver and rider) and report any emergencies immediately.
  • Attend required training and orientation sessions.

Time Commitment:

Flexible.

Qualifications:

Qualifications change with each organization; however, basic qualifications are listed below.

  • Be at least 21 years old with two years of driving experience.
  • Have genuine concern and interest in helping to improve the quality of life for young adults and potentially physically challenged individuals.
  • Own a car in good working condition, equipped with seatbelts.
  • Be physically capable of providing door-to-door assistance to passengers, when required.
  • Keep a current driver’s license on file.
  • Be cleared on your Motor Vehicle Report & Criminal History Background check.
  • May have to show proof of insurance coverage (state minimums) as required by the State of Colorado. DRMAC provides an additional insurance for all volunteer drivers but each driver must have their own regardless.

Support/Training Required:

The Volunteer Driver will obtain specified training with their program organization after being placed.

Benefits:

  • The opportunity to help people retain independent living, dignity, and freedom.
  • Meet new and interesting people.
  • Be an advocate and friend.
  • Give back to the community.
  • Take people to life-sustaining and life-enriching activities.
  • Training

How To Apply

For more information please contact Christopher Shipps via email at cshipps@drmac-co.org or via phone at (720) 292-3540 or visit our website at https://www.drmac-co.org/volunteer/.

Benefits

  • Training Provided

Benefits

  • Groups
  • Families
  • International Volunteers

How To Apply

cshipps@drmac-co.org
https://www.drmac-co.org/volunteer/

If you’re interested or if you know someone who could help, please contact:


Christopher Shipps

Manager - DRMAC Rides - a volunteer driver program

Direct: (720) 292-3540

Office: (303) 861-3711 Ext. 104

Email: cshipps@drmac-co.org


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