For most individuals getting to a medical or dental appointment, the grocery store, or bank is as simple as jumping in the car or on the local bus. But for some in the community, it is impossible due to disability, declining health, or the rigors of aging. For over 40 years, the Volunteer Center Transportation Program has served to address the needs of ambulatory seniors and the disabled by offering volunteer-powered rides throughout Santa Cruz County.
WHO CAN REQUEST A RIDE?
Our program matches seniors (60+) and disabled individuals who need a ride to essential destinations within Santa Cruz County (e.g. to medical appointments, grocery stores, pharmacies, and banks) with volunteer drivers. Volunteers use their own vehicles.
We are not able to accommodate individuals with wheelchairs nor can we provide rides to surgeries.
To learn more and schedule a ride, call us at (831) 427-3435.
HOW DO I REQUEST A RIDE?
Please call (831) 427-3435 to schedule a ride. We request you call 7-10 days in advance of when you will need a driver.
10am-2pm Monday through Friday
1740 17th Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062
JOIN OUR VOLUNTEER TEAM
By signing up to volunteer, you'll be supporting someone who wouldn't otherwise receive help. If you have a good driving record, a car, and insurance, we'd love for you to become a volunteer driver. Drivers participate at their convenience. Most drive once a week, some drive once a month, others drive multiple times a week. We provide supplemental insurance coverage. We also need volunteers to help out as coordinators one day a week.