The Volunteer Driver Program is a supportive program for adults (18+) living in Okotoks who require assistance with transportation to appointments. Volunteer drivers provide safe, free and reliable transportation for residents who would otherwise struggle to meet this need. It is a somewhat flexible opportunity, as volunteers can work the drives around their schedules.
In 2016, volunteer drivers logged over 20,000 km driving grateful residents to appointments!
The Program Benefits Two Groups:
- the stress associated with arranging transportation is alleviated
- connections to others in the community are built
- long lasting relationships with volunteer drivers are formed
“I don’t know what I would have done without the program” – VDP client
Do You Need a Driver?
All drive requests are managed through the Okotoks Family Resource Centre. Contact the Centre to discuss your needs and learn more about the program.
As much notice of upcoming drive request is appreciated in order to communicate needs to the pool of volunteer drivers (minimum 1 week is preferred). We are unable to accommodate emergency requests.