Rappahannock Rapidan Community Services Board offers a Care-A-Van driving program for seniors and/or people with disabilities in Culpeper County who are in need of transportation to medical or legal appointments. This service is free to those in need. Donations are accepted and encouraged. We operate Monday thru Friday. We are closed on holidays and do not run during inclement weather. In order to operate this program, we need more willing drivers to join our amazing team!
How to Become a Volunteer:
If you are interested in volunteering with us you must be at least 21 years of age. There is a required application, confidentiality agreement, job description and DMV release of information form that must be completed and submitted to RRCS. All of these can be found on our website or you can visit our office at 15361 Bradford Road, Culpeper. If you are in good standing with the DMV, we will contact you to set up an orientation. This takes about 30 minutes and will cover the use of our Care-A-Vans as well as proper etiquette with clients, agency policies, instructions on wheelchair tie-downs and information regarding gas and trip logs.
Once this has been completed you are ready to transport clients. Your information is never shared with clients. They call RRCS to request transport and we call/email you with the information. You tell us yes or no and it is as easy as that! You only drive where you are comfortable driving. You are not required to commit to certain days or certain clients on a regular basis. You only drive when you are willing and available!
If you have questions or would like more information, please contact:
Lola Walker at 540-825-3100, ext. 3358, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sabrina Jennings at 540-825-3100, ext. 3013, email: email@example.com
All the Help We Provided from July 2016 through June 2017:
- Care-A-Van Trips: 900 One Way Trips
- Wheelchair Transports: 322 One Way Trips
- Wheelchair averages 13 round trips per month
- Veteran Transports: 36 Round Trips
- Average Care-A-Van Trips per Month – 74 One Way Trips
- Volunteer Transport total hours of service: 1990 hours
Why We Need You:
Volunteer drivers are the backbone of our Care-A-Van Driving Program and without them we could not offer this important service to all of those in need. This program alleviates so much stress for so many seniors who are unable to get to their appointments because their families live too far away or they are unable to get off work. Many seniors have no one to look after them and public transportation is too expensive to be a viable option. Please consider helping us help our local seniors!
“ALONE WE CAN DO SO LITTLE, TOGETHER WE CAN DO SO MUCH.” ~Helen Keller