Become a Volunteer Driver

Giving one ride can make you a hero to one person. Whether it’s getting to an event at your child’s school or to a critical appointment, a ride at the right time means a lot. Volunteer drivers support those who face gaps in our transportation system. Continue on to learn more about the various programs that depend on volunteer drivers.

What it means to be a volunteer driver –  It’s more than a ride, it’s a gift. You can drive as little or much as fits your schedule, and drive for the organization of your choosing: you get to decide when where, and how often you drive. You will make a difference in someone’s life and you might even make a new friend.

Make a huge difference without a huge commitment of time - Interested in offering some of your time to become a volunteer driver? We encourage you to reach out to the organization directly to sign up. They can address questions specific to their program.

These 9 organizations are in need of drivers to adequately help the populations they serve:

  • Cancer Resource Center, serving those who need to get to treatment and appointments - Contact Sharon
  • Disabled American Veterans (DAV), serving American veterans with disabilities - Contact Edward at 315-425-4343
  • Friends in Service Helping (FISH), serving seniors, those with disabilities and low-income populations - Contact Nicole
  • Gadabout, serving seniors and those with disabilities - Contact Kristin
  • Love Living at Home, serving seniors - Contact Elena
  • Opportunities, Alternatives, and Resources (OAR) serving those visiting people in jail - Contact Elizabeth
  • Red Rides, serving parents and caregivers of K-12 students-often low-income - Contact Carrie
  • Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) serving formerly incarcerated individuals - Contact Kate
  • Tompkins County Poor People's Campaign, serving low-income populations - Contact Joanna



  • Last updated May 15, 2019