Volunteer Drivers Needed to Help Kent Seniors

Getting to the doctor’s office can seem daunting for many Kent area seniors. Poor vision or medical conditions prevent them from driving; limited mobility makes it impossible to take the bus; taxis come with prohibitive costs; and loved ones have full-time jobs that render them unavailable to help.

Yet, since 1975, Sound Generations Volunteer Transportation has served as a trustworthy resource for older adults in the Kent area and throughout King County. With its force of kind and reliable volunteers, the program provides the missing link between seniors and their necessary medical care.

But the value of Volunteer Transportation extends far beyond the rides themselves. A volunteer driver serves as a friendly escort– a companion– someone to talk to along the way. Volunteers turn previously stressful ordeals into pleasant, meaningful experiences.

More volunteer drivers are desperately needed in the Kent area. We are currently unable to serve all seniors in need of transportation, especially those who need to get downtown Seattle and First Hill medical centers to see important specialists. Each week we must turn away many seniors because there are just not enough volunteers to help.

That’s why we need you! This FLEXIBLE volunteer opportunity allows you to provide a personalized touch in driving seniors “door to door”– from their home to appointments. You choose the days, times and areas you wish to drive and we work around your schedule.
You can help more seniors get “on the road” to improved health and peace of mind! If you have a reliable vehicle, a clean driving record, and some weekday availability, this is the role for you. Contact Kailan at (206) 748-7588 or email kailant@soundgenerations.org, or visit their website. to find out more. Apply online.

Many stories about the program can be found on the program’s blog. Discover why rides change lives!