VolTran is Always in Need of Volunteer Drivers
Volunteering with VolTran is a rewarding experience providing the community with invaluable support and drivers with a simple way to give back.
- Choose your own rides to fit into your own schedule of availability and where you want to drive.
-Volunteer Liability Coverage
-Ability to drive VolTran vehicle, wheelchair vans, or your own vehicle.
-Access to training, educational opportunities, and a network of transportation and service providers.
-Provided with disinfectant, car shields, and masks to make driving as safe as possible during the pandemic.
-Tax deductions for charitable service and charitable miles driven.
-Access to volunteer recognition events, awards, and incentive programs.
If you have questions about the application process or forms, please call our Volunteer Coordinator at (540) 422.2600
Age – Driver must be 21 years of age or older.
Valid Driver’s License – Driver’s license must be valid to drive in Virginia. A copy of your license will be kept by VolTran for our records.
Proof of Insurance – Driver must show proof of insurance that meets the minimum requirements for insurance in Virginia. A copy will be kept by VolTran for our records.
Valid Inspection Sticker – Car being used to drive passengers must have a valid inspection sticker. This will be noted in your file.
Screening – Driver must agree to have a Motor Vehicle Record Check and a background check in order to drive for VolTran.
Training – Driver must complete a VolTran training/orientation.
Background check – Driver must complete fingerprinting and national background check.
There is a tremendous need [for volunteer transportation] in this rural county, and the individuals you help are deeply grateful. Many of these individuals live alone, and their needs simply are not being met, because there aren't enough volunteer drivers.
VolTran makes it easy, by emailing their volunteers each morning a list of individuals who need a ride over the next month or two, with all the particulars - date, time, address, nature of appointment, etc.. You scan the list and decide if there are any trips you can provide and let VolTran and the individual know.
You decide how much you can do. No pressure. I've been doing about 1-2 trips a week -- but if you can only do 1-2 trips a month, it will make a big difference in someone's life.
I have met some wonderful, sweet people, and I know it means the world to them. One gentleman had grateful tears in his eyes after he was able to visit his beloved wife in a nursing home. And because I stepped up, they were able to spend their last Christmas together, before she passed away a few months later. Another lady whom I've been driving to appointments for breast cancer has crocheted me three winter caps in lovely colors as a gesture of thanks.
As Mr. Rogers said to his young viewers, when the world is scary, " Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping. 'To this day... I am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers—so many caring people in this world." You can be one of those helpers, who give hope to others.
- Volunteer Driver, C. Burbank
I have always worked with people and loved it. When I retired, I wanted a volunteer job working with people. I combined my love of driving with my love of people, and here I am. Helping others through VolTran has been extremely rewarding over the years.
- Volunteer Driver, R. Haynes
I wanted to volunteer because:
it's an opportunity to help the "least of these"
so many needs in our community, I don't want transportation to be an obstacle for someone who needs help
I've been the recipient of so much prayer, support, and help... I want to pay it forward.
- VolTran Driver
I enjoy helping others and having the opportunity to meet new people, especially ones who may not be among our social circle of friends and family.
We always planned to do volunteer work when we retired. After moving to Goldvein, we heard about VolTran through church members. It sounded interesting so we decided to go for it. We have thoroughly enjoyed helping people get to their appointments or whatever they need. We became friends with some of our regulars and enjoy their company, and they are so grateful. It feels good and the satisfaction is incredible. It's good for the riders and good for us! How could you not enjoy that?!
VolTran Driver, C. Nocero