Can you help West Seattle-area seniors get to health-care appointments?

A call for volunteers, if you can help:

West Seattle residents, let’s hit the roads! Volunteers are needed for Senior Services’ Volunteer Transportation program, which provides many West Seattle seniors with access to important medical care. Using their own vehicles, volunteer drivers offer a personalized touch in driving elderly clients “door to door”– from their home to appointments. This FLEXIBLE volunteer opportunity allows drivers to “open doors” (both figuratively and literally) for those who are unable to drive themselves.

In the month of March, the program was unable to cover an abysmal 33% of the client ride requests received from West Seattle, Highline, and Burien older adults— simply because there weren’t enough volunteers to meet the need of our community. Anyone who owns his/her own vehicle and has daytime availability is encouraged to apply.

For more information, please contact Hilary at (206) 748-7588 or, visit, or check out our blog at If you have the “drive” to help others, this volunteer opportunity is for you!

2 Replies to "Can you help West Seattle-area seniors get to health-care appointments?"

  • Jane Walton April 15, 2013 (2:14 pm)

    I was a driver for a few years and it was not only satisfying to help, it was fun! Had to stop since I was in worse shape than the people I was supposed to be helping. I highly recommend pitching in to help us old folks!

  • Chuck and Sally's Van Man April 15, 2013 (3:15 pm)

    This sounds like a great program and I will definitely look into volunteering. My Mom is in a retirement community two states away and it would be great to help others locally. Old people rock! Thanks for reaching out, Hilary!

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