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Volunteer driver programs

Volunteer driver programs connect volunteers with people who need rides.

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Local Volunteer Driver Programs

Many Councils on Aging (COAs) offer volunteer driver programs. For example, the Millbury Council on Aging runs a transportation program that takes seniors and individuals with disabilities anywhere within a one-town radius of Millbury. Contact your COA to learn if your city or town operates a volunteer driver program.

Regional Volunteer Driver Programs

Some regional organizations also operate volunteer driver programs. Here are some examples from around Massachusetts.

Rides for Health

Volunteers provide door-through-door, assisted medical transportation to consumers of services at the LifePath. Consumers can also request a volunteer to accompany them on public transit.

TRIP Metro North

Hosted by Mystic Valley Elder Services, TRIP is a program where the drivers are recruited by seniors themselves.

Northern Essex Elder Transport (NEET)

A non-profit since 1981, this volunteer program serves the elderly in 14 Merrimack Valley communities through the local Councils on Aging. NEET has won many awards and grants over the years. Phone: (978) 388-7474 or email NEETdriverinfo@gmail com.

Old Colony Planning Council (OCPC)

OCPC runs a volunteer driver program through their Area Agency on Aging. Any Council on Aging in the region can opt in. Participating Councils on Aging handle volunteer recruitment and scheduling, while OCPC handles reimbursement. Based in Brockton.

RSVP Rides for Veterans, Norfolk County Commissioners’ Office

Volunteers provide free rides for Norfolk County resident Veterans to and from medical appointments and other necessities, using the volunteers’ own vehicles.

Nauset Neighbors

This all-volunteer Village - serving the Cape Cod towns of Brewster, Chatham, Eastham, Harwich, Orleans, and Wellfleet - offers a range of services to help older Cape Cod residents stay in their homes. Enrolled members can request volunteer-provided services including transportation to medical appointments, grocery shopping, exercise, and other purposes.

American Cancer Society’s Road to Recovery

The Road to Recovery Program operates statewide and matches cancer patients with drivers to take them to their cancer-related appointments. The program is not meant to fulfill every transportation need that cancer patients might have, but is meant to supplement what their family and friends can provide. If the program receives a request it cannot fill, staff members try to connect the patient with other transportation providers.