Volunteers provide free transportation to accepted clients. To access transportation or any of our volunteer services please contact Friends in Action. We will discuss your needs with you and determine if we can assist you. Transportation services depend on the availability of volunteers. The following are general guidelines for the service:
- Please give as much advance notice as possible. All rides depend on volunteer availability. We request at least five business days notice of your appointment, although we understand that this may not always be possible. The sooner your appointment is on our calendar, the more time we have to find a volunteer to help you.
- Our volunteers use their own vehicles. We try to match volunteer and vehicle to your needs.
WE CANNOT DO LIFTING, SO YOU MUST BE ABLE TO GET IN AND OUT OF A VEHICLE WITH MINIMAL ARM ASSISTANCE.
If you require a low vehicle or cannot use a step-stool, please let us know. If you use a wheelchair, please let us know if you need to take it with you.
- Volunteers can escort clients in to appointments, can stay with them if requested, and can help with shopping and other errands. We provide transportation to medical appointments, hair appointments, the grocery store, recreation, exercise, church, and even the vet!
- We do not restrict transportation by type of destination or by income. Please let us know what you need so that we can help you if possible.
Please note: We cannot transport children unless they are accompanied by a parent or an adult responsible for their care.