Drivers need to be familiar or willing to become familiar with the greater Portland/Vancouver metro area and able to plan driving routes for all day-trips they are assigned up to distances of 150 miles away. They participate in 50+ Travel Program orientation and on-the-job training. To apply for this position contact the Volunteer Coordinator at 360-487-8344 or fill out an application online.
Drivers will accept two to three driving assignments per month, generally within 150 mile radius of Vancouver. As a driver, you will plan the driving routes to destinations for every assigned trip. You should fuel van at the city fueling site after every trip, and follow van sign-out procedures, record trip mileage and fill in appropriate forms immediately upon return from trip. Complete detailed van safety and operation checks before and after trips, report any damage, safety issues or malfunction of van or equipment to the facilities coordinator immediately. Leave the van clean and tidy including collecting garbage and sweeping van interior after every trip. Provide travel planner accurate information on mileage, tolls and parking costs.
You should drive in an impeccable manner so that there is no possibility of criticism of speeding, tailgating or conversing while driving and handle emergency road situations calmly and competently. Drivers will attend monthly driver/escort meetings on the last Tuesday of every month.
All trips meet and begin at the Luepke Senior Center. Actual trip locations will vary.
Year-round. Times and days will vary. Learn more about our Travel Program and view a list of upcoming trips.
Volunteers must be at least 40 years of age.
As a volunteer you will not have to pay for your participation in a travel event or for first aid and CPR certifications (needed every two years). You may be reimbursed up to $12 for breakfast, $20 for lunch and $29 for any dinner that you pay for while out on an excursion. Additionally, this is a great opportunity to meet new people, build people skills, have fun and explore the Pacific Northwest!
For more information contact Becky Anderson at 360-487-7084.