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.
Volunteer Driver Program
Masks no longer required for Volunteer Driver trips
Effective June 15, masks are no longer required for trips with the Volunteer Driver Program. Read the latest Government of Alberta news release announcing the lifting of COVID 19 restrictions at alberta.ca
In 2020, volunteer drivers logged 16,889 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
Friends and family members are usually the first to help when transportation to medical appointments is needed. Some Okotoks residents age 60 and older or with a disability use the Community Access Program. The Volunteer Driver Program provides an additional option for appointments outside of Okotoks. Clients must register and request drives at least one week in advance of their appointment date.
All drive requests are managed through the Okotoks Family Resource Centre. Contact the Centre to discuss your needs and learn more about the program.