WILMINGTON, VT The MOOver announces it has expanded its effort to recruit volunteer drivers by supporting Vermont’s Community Drivers campaign.
Initiated by the Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans), the campaign is recruiting community (volunteer) drivers to transport needy riders to medical appointments, shopping, and other critical needs. Drivers are reimbursed 65.5 cents per mile driven in their own car. The reimbursement is not income and drivers are not employees, so they can sign up for as many or as few hours as they wish.
Each of Vermont’s eight public transportation agencies that operate demand response transportation for Medicaid and Elderly or Disabled riders are part of this program. Drivers sign up with their local agency. Southeast Vermont Transit (SEVT, The MOOver) has been doing volunteer rides for many years and welcomes the opportunity to expand the recruiting effort statewide.
“This is a great way to help a neighbor or serve your community,” said Randy Schoonmaker, SEVT CEO. “It provides access to much-needed services for those who can’t drive their own vehicle. We just can’t have enough community drivers.”