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.
Volunteer Driver Program
The Volunteer Driver Program provides a safe, reliable transportation option for medical appointments located outside of Okotoks. Clients must apply and request drives at least one week in advance of their appointment date.
All drive requests are managed through the Okotoks Family Resource Centre (OFRC). Contact OFRC to discuss your needs and learn more about the program by calling 403-995-2626.Program Benefits
- 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
Okotoks residents age 60+ or with a disability also have the option of using the Community Access Program.
In 2020, volunteer drivers logged 16,889 km driving grateful residents to appointments!Volunteer drivers understand that their involvement fills a need in the community. They 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. Mileage is compensated at established rates.Interested in becoming a volunteer driver? Apply here.