- Written by Jessica Riel
- Published: 18 August 2017
Become a Rides for Health volunteer in September!
Healthcare transportation is a critical need for elders living in our community. In a few hours a month, you could help as a Rides for Health volunteer!
Volunteer Rides for Health drivers are critical to the health of elders who are home care clients of LifePath in Franklin County and the North Quabbin region. In providing an elder with a ride to a medical appointment or the pharmacy, volunteers make a difference in the lives of the elders with whom they’re matched.
You can give the gift of independence to someone like Terry Day, who says of her volunteer, Marvin Kelley, "He is right there beside me. Rides for Health gets me where I need to go, when I need to go."
Marvin encourages you to become a volunteer. “Give it a try,” he says.
How to become a Rides for Health volunteer
Becoming a volunteer is simple. After completing the application process, you will attend a half-day of training. The next free training takes place on Monday, September 25, 2017, from 1 to 5 p.m., at Greenfield Community College’s downtown location. Light refreshments will be served.
Marvin appreciated the training he received with the other volunteers. “I expected to be trained and screened. That adds an element to my confidence in being able to provide this kind of service.”
“Our hope for the Rides for Health program,” says Trevor, “is to expand the number of volunteers that we’re able to provide and thereby eliminate our waiting list and serve more elders.”