Volunteer Transportation Program

Sanford Center for Aging

At the Sanford Center, we recognize that transportation is an issue for many older adults. Getting to doctor's appointments, events, classes and activities or even grocery shopping may become a hassle when you don't have the ability to drive yourself around town. Our Volunteer Transportation Program provides an alternative ride option for older adults for these reasons.

Here's how it works:

Volunteer drivers: We need you now!

  • If you'd like to volunteer as a driver, please email us at sanfordmobility@unr.edu and we'll get you started!
  • Volunteers are asked to come to a one-time in-person orientation, we will discuss the specifics of providing transportation to older adults within your own vehicle. 
  • Volunteers must be over the age of 18, have a valid Nevada driver's license and a valid form of car insurance and registration. Volunteers must be able to pass a background check.
  • Once volunteers are in our system, they will have access to an online database to review upcoming rides and select those that work with your schedule. 
  • Volunteer benefits include: mileage reimbursement, supplemental insurance and recognition of your contributions. 

For clients

  • To qualify, participants must be at least 60 years of age, allow us to visit them in their home to conduct an assessment and fill out paperwork and be able to get to the vehicle on their own.

We ask that you give us two weeks' notice for every ride that you request so that we have ample time to secure a volunteer for you.

To learn more, give us a call at (775) 784-7557. Click here for more information.