Senior Citizens Center seeking volunteer driver

The Vandalia Senior Citizens Center Van-Tran is looking for a volunteer driver.

The program offers low-cost transportation for those over 60 who live in Vandalia and Butler Township. Many of the program participants are no longer able to drive themselves, but still have the need to go to the doctor, the grocery, or to other shopping locations.

Once registered, individual one-way trips in the service area cost between $1 and $3, depending on the distance. The service area includes Vandalia, Butler Township, Englewood and Huber Heights.

“The primary reason we are able to offer the trips at such a low cost is because the drivers we use are all volunteer,” said Toni Williams, Senior Center coordinator. “The drivers usually volunteer a couple of days a week, and complete any scheduled trips for that day.”

All of the passengers using the service are required to be ambulatory and capable of getting in and out the vehicle by themselves. The driver may, however, need to pick up a walker and place it in the vehicle.

This program has been in effect for many years, and is losing a very dedicated driver who has been with the Center for eight years.

Volunteer applicants will fill out an application, have their doctor fill out a form certifying they are capable of driving others, and undergo a background check by the City of Vandalia.

Those interested in applying should contact Toni Williams., twilliams@vandaliaohio.org or (937) 898-1232

 

 

                 

 

 

 

 

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