I spent the morning at Neighbor Ride, the 9 am - 1 pm. shift.
Being Valentine's Day Neighbor Ride drivers were to show the love by having their magnets on their cars. Here's one of the staff person's van plastered with magnets.
This is a service for seniors by offering rides at low costs to any place, shop, appointment, class, etc they need to get to and from within a 35 mile radius of their home. I used to volunteer as a driver, but when we reduced our auto count from two to one, I inquired how else I could help. The answer was to be a ride coordinator.
I learned the computer program for scheduling ride requests, soliciting drivers to fill those requests, answering the phone and answering questions.
It was a busy morning today with the phone ringing a lot. Fortunately I'm one of a team of 3 or 4 when I'm there. I had a chance to wish countless seniors a Happy Valentine's Day, too when I called to let them know the name of the driver for their rides tomorrow and in the week ahead.
What do you do as a volunteer?