Volunteer Shuttle Drivers needed in Burien to help Seniors & Disabled

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Hyde Shuttle is seeking volunteer Drivers in the Burien/Normandy Park/Des Moines area to help Seniors and people with disabilities.

“Hyde Shuttles empower Burien seniors and folks with disabilities by providing them with needed transportation to grocery stores, medical appointments, and other local errands,” reads an announcement. “Clients of the program greatly benefit from their improved access to medical care and nutritional meals, increased opportunities for socialization, and enhanced engagement in our community. One local rider described the service as a ‘real blessing!'”

Volunteers are especially needed for Burien routes on Monday mornings, Tuesday afternoons, and Thursday afternoons.

Volunteer shuttle drivers come from a wide range of backgrounds, and many of them are seniors themselves. In fact, one volunteer driver in his 70’s recently reported:

“This is the best appreciation I’ve ever gotten after 35 years of working for wages. The thanks the clients give me is way better pay than working for money!”

If you enjoy driving and want to help others, this is a great opportunity. Choose your weekly shifts and receive free training in defensive driving and passenger assistance. You do not need a special driver’s license and do no lifting or bearing of weight.

To find out more, call Hilary at (206) 748-7588, email [email protected], or visit www.seniorservices.org/transportation or www.volunteertransportation.blogspot.com.

“Please help us ‘drive the distance’ to ensure that older adults and people with disabilities of the Burien community don’t get stranded!”

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