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Transportation Program

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 free rides throughout Santa Cruz County.

Join our Volunteer Team

If you have a good driving record, a car, and insurance we welcome you to become a volunteer driver. Drivers participate at their convenience. Some drive once a month, some once a week, and others more often. We provide supplemental insurance coverage. We also need dispatchers, to work at the desk one morning or afternoon a week.

Volunteer with the Transportation Program

 

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Are You in Need of A Ride?

The program matches drivers with seniors (55+) and disabled individuals for essential trips to medical appointments, grocery stores, pharmacies, and banks. Rides are provided throughout the County including Watsonville, San Lorenzo Valley, Scotts Valley, and Santa Cruz.

One ride per week is available for senior citizens or disabled persons  to meet basic needs or get to needed appointments.

Learn More and Schedule a Ride

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We Support our Drivers

As a volunteer we value your time and your safety. Get the resources you need for mileage reimbursements, documenting incidents, and common destinations. 

View our Driver Resources

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