Volunteer Drivers Needed

Volunteering is a rewarding experience. Check out this brief news story covered by WABI.  Our hope is that by providing transportation for others, we will help ease the some of the burden and stress that our customers face and they can focus on healing and getting well.  At the same time  our volunteers find a rewarding experience of helping others.

Volunteer drivers are wanted for all communities within Penobscot and Piscataquis counties. If you have time to give and enjoy driving and meeting people, this might be the thing for you. All volunteers are reimbursed for the use of their vehicle. You will be asked to transport individuals to medical and social service appointments. We ask for a commitment between two and six hour blocks of time a week, you can volunteer more if you wish. Dependability is important, however your schedule can be flexible.

Volunteers complete a Department of Health and Human Services backgiStock_000007345702Small_1.jpground check, Department of Motor Vehicle check (have safe driving history), and State Bureau of Identification check (no criminal history) Volunteers will complete a 6-hour orientation program, a 6-hour defensive driving class, and an 8-hour children's transportation training.

*Mileage Reimbursement is given and is between $0.41 and $0.44 per mile, for every mile, whether or not a customer is in the vehicle.  Different programs reimburse at different rates depending on the type of appointment transportation is being provided for.

For more information on becoming a volunteer driver call 207-974-2404 or email Joannah at jtindongan@penquis.org to apply.

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