Transportation is important in every area o
f life. Volunteer with the UCAP transportation program and make a real difference.
Everyone needs transportation, but sometimes bus service is not the best solution. Our Community Connection program focuses on creating new transportation options for people who aren’t being served by current services. Volunteers are a critical to making other options possible. They allow people in our rural areas to access the medical services and social activities necessary to maintain a high quality of life.
We are currently looking for volunteers in several areas within our transportation program. UCAP needs people throughout Southwest Minnesota to volunteer as:
- Rider companions – help people stay independent longer by easing anxiety during transportation, helping them get from the vehicle to their specific destination, helping with light tasks at their destination.
- Volunteer drivers – Take people to their destinations when public transit can’t. Volunteers throughout our service area use their own vehicle and receive a mileage reimbursement. Beginning in 2019, volunteers in Lincoln County are also needed to drive our first wheelchair accessible volunt
- Travel Training – Learn all about transportation and help teach others to become independent through public transit.
Let us know where you’d like to volunteer. The staff at UCAP and countless people whose lives are impacted by volunteers are incredibly grateful for the time that is donated to get people where they need to go.
If you would like to have someone contact you with more information about any of our volunteer opportunities, let us know what you’re interested in.Fill out an interest form
If you’ve decided to become a volunteer driver, please complete a New Volunteer Packet.Download New Volunteer Packet (pdf)
UCAP is also joining a statewide effort to be sure that volunteer drivers–the lowest cost transportation option available for many people–continue to thrive. The Volunteer Driver Coalition has introduced legislation to help do that. PLEASE LET YOUR LEGISLATOR KNOW HOW IMPORTANT THIS IS. Information about the legislation can be found on the Volunteer Driver Coalition website.