There are many seniors 60+ and adults with disabilities living in communities throughout South Hampton Roads and Western Tidewater who do not have family members living nearby to help. These people simply need a bit of assistance so that they can continue to live in their own homes. They can no longer drive to the grocery store or prepare complicated meals on their own. They need to go to doctors’ appointments, but have no one to take them. They depend on Senior Services and their friendly corps of volunteer drivers.
Our volunteer drivers are individual community members with a penchant for helping others, employees of local businesses who want to lend a helping hand, and members of the military who want to give something back to the communities they now call home.
They deliver frozen meals, liquid nutrition, and the shelf stable meals necessary to have on hand in case of an emergency. They drive seniors to and from scheduled medical appointments. Their presence provides the reassurance of a familiar face and someone who cares.
Schedules are extremely flexible, and designed around individual needs – once a week or once a month, whatever works for you. Many volunteer meal drivers work at jobs during the week and then deliver meals on the weekends.
Training and support is provided.
- Must be in possession of a valid driver's license and have a good driving record
- Must be able to follow driving directions and read maps
- Must have the ability to pass a thorough criminal background check
- Must be able to lift up to 25 lbs.
- Must be able to help persons of varying weights and heights, some who are easily mobile, and some who utilize walkers and canes
- Work is performed indoors and outdoors and subject to weather conditions