Green Mountain Transit is looking for passionate public transit users to help support new riders build confidence and bus riding skills.
A GMT bus buddy will accompany a new rider and explore GMT’s transit system together. As a bus buddy, you will teach a new rider how to read bus schedules, find bus stop(s), navigate different GMT routes, manage fare payment, boarding and disembarking safely and pedestrian safety skills. Answer questions and run through scenarios; customizing the training to meet the new rider needs. It is important that prospective GMT bus buddies have strong communication skills.
GMT volunteer bus buddies’ schedules are flexible and will be arranged depending on your availability, generally between 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM.
GMT will host GMT Travel Training workshops to train all volunteer bus buddies prior to the first ride. Volunteers will receive a bus pass with a monthly volunteer commitment.
If you are interested in becoming a GMT volunteer bus buddy or working with a bus buddy, please contact GMT Mobility Management Coordinator, Jordan Posner, at 802-540-0874 or JPosner@RideGMT.com.