Volunteers use their personal vehicle to transport homebound seniors to crucial medical appointments. The volunteer typically stays at the appointment location before transporting the client back to his or her home. Clients are extremely grateful and mileage reimbursement is available.
Volunteers must be able to drive their own car (sometimes in inclement weather), walk unassisted, provide the rider with assistance entering and exiting the vehicle, and fold and lift a walker into the vehicle’s truck or backseat.
SourcePoint Volunteer Orientation, Medical Transportation training (including a CarFit evaluation), and defensive driving/DRIVE provided at no cost at SourcePoint. Volunteers receive training on the use of “Dropbox” and SourcePoint’s online portal. Medical Transportation volunteers must be able to communicate via email.
The time frame varies depending on the client’s home and appointment location and the length of the appointment. Volunteers are able to choose the assignments that best fit their schedule.
The client pickup is at their homes in Delaware County. Appointments can be in Delaware, Marion, or Franklin County.
Casual and weather-appropriate. SourcePoint t-shirt and badge recommended.
The In-Home Care Volunteer Specialist supports SourcePoint’s Medical Transportation volunteers.
For questions or detailed information, please email [email protected]oint.org.