The much-anticipated program sponsored by the Volunteer Center of the Redwoods has become a reality. Effective March2, 2011, the Volunteer Driver Program began its service to Eureka area residents. This is in response to numerous requests from local folks needing rides to medical appointments.
The eligibility requirements:
-Must be at least 50 years of age and/or physically disabled -Transportation to and from medical appointments only
-Must call at least 48 hours in advance of the trip
Operating hours are 9:00am to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday
The approximate geographic area of the program now runs south to Scotia, north to Bayside/Indianola, and coastal communities in between, and east including Freshwater, Cutten and Carlotta. At this time, expansion to other areas is reliant on future funding.
The driver program is actively seeking more volunteers to join its current group of drivers. Drivers are offered limited mileage reimbursement and drive their own vehicles. The Volunteer Center screens its drivers and ensures that there is transportation from door to door.
For more information, please contact the Volunteer Center of the Redwoods & RSVP:
Call 707-442-3711 in Humboldt County or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit the Volunteer Center in the Area 1 Agency on Aging building at 434 Seventh Street in Eureka.