The Community Driver Program is a network of volunteer drivers managed through individual regional public transportation providers to offer cost-effective transportation to community members in need of a ride. Volunteer drivers provide rides for individuals who live beyond the regular fixed-route bus service and who do not have access to a car. Many of those in need of transportation are seniors, individuals with disabilities, and Medicaid clients, who may be your neighbor, friend, or close family member. By becoming a GMT community driver, you can provide those in need with a ride to support their independence, health, and quality of life.
How You Can Help
As a GMT volunteer driver, you decide how often you can offer transportation. One, two, or three hours or days a week? It’s up to you.
Most trips are centered on medical needs; appointments typically range from preventative services to dialysis, radiation treatment, or physical therapy. Other appointments may be providing rides to senior centers, affordable food locations, and to various human services programs. There is a growing need also to help those seeking addiction prevention treatment and counseling services.
While most appointments are local, others can be as far as Dartmouth, NH, or Boston, MA. You can determine the range of transportation service you are willing and able to provide.
GMT volunteer drivers need a valid driver’s license, auto insurance, a solid driving record, and time to share. Drivers are reimbursed for each mile they drive (which is considered non-taxable income), along with immeasurable gratitude from those they helped in the community.
If you would prefer to e-mail or print and mail your application, please download the GMT Volunteer Driver Form.
For More Information by Phone or E-Mail:
Washington County: (802) 262-6182 or DGallagher@RideGMT.com
Franklin / Grand Isle Counties: (802) 540-0874 or DGallagher@RideGMT.com