Now that many of our Summer volunteers have retreated South we are in need of additional folks who would like to help their neighbors get to doctor’s offices and similar destinations. The ability to pass simple background checks and a clean driving record is all that is required – in addition to a desire to help. Since July 2013 (the last 5 months) volunteers have provided over 1350 one-way rides to our client base. During the same time frame our volunteers drove over 44,000 miles taking their Island neighbors to appointments – that’s equivalent to over 14 trips from South Hero to San Francisco. On one day in October we had 15 volunteers on the road.
Over the last few months we have experienced an influx of ride requests by our fellow islanders and now that winter is upon us the need for volunteers is even greater. If you would like to help out drop by the C.I.D.E.R. Office (324 US Rt. 2, South Hero) and sign up. A mileage reimbursement is available if desired. If additional information is needed feel free to call us at 372-6425 and someone would be happy to answer any questions you may have.
Volunteers are also needed to expand our cadre of Meals on Wheels delivery drivers. C.I.D.E.R. volunteers deliver meals to South Hero and Grand Isle recipients. We also have folks who take meals to North Hero where they are handed off to the C.I.D.E.R. delivery volunteers for Alburgh and Isle La Motte. Usually our Meals on Wheels volunteers work only one day a week. If that interests you call us at 372-6425.