To request a ride call or to be a volunteer driver
Meet a Volunteer Driver!
Dean Brittingham, Transportation Coordinator welcomes Mary Dandridge as a new volunteer driver with the Volunteer Driver Transportation Program:
Mary is a native Californian, born and raised in the Palo Alto area. She and her husband settled in the small town of Boulder Creek in the Santa Cruz mountains and lived there for 30+ years. They raised two kids, one of whom now lives in Petaluma, while the other remains in the Santa Cruz area. Since Mary’s husband passed in 2009, it became more difficult for her to take care of a large house on 5 acres while working full time, so she started looking for a new place to be when she retired.
Before Mary retired, she worked for 46 years in the Electronic Industry designing Printed Circuit Boards until last year when she decided to move to Sebastopol. Mary had always wanted to live in the rolling hills with giant oaks, vineyards, good community, uncrowded places to go on trails and so on. Sebastopol is that beautiful place and she’s glad she is here.
Mary became a volunteer driver as she wanted to give back to the community. After working so hard all those years, she never had a chance to volunteer for anything, let alone meet new people. It’s been a wonderful experience for her to give her time to a great generation!
Rides to medical and social service appointments or shopping
The Volunteer Driver Transportation Program is a community based, volunteer program which provides rides to medical and social service appointments to people 60 and over from the West County areas
It was developed by the Sebastopol Area Senior Center, in collaboration with the Russian River Senior Resource Center in response to the identified, unmet transportation needs of our senior communities. The Volunteer Driver Transportation Program is presented in partnership with the Sonoma County Area Agency on Aging.
Our trained volunteer drivers are community members who donate their time and gas so our neighbors can meet their health care needs.
Do you want to be outdoors
Do you want to be outdoors, help your neighbors and feel good? Join our Volunteer Driver Transportation Program and see the county in the comfort of your own car! Your interest in volunteering to drive our neighbors to much needed appointments or shopping is vital in keeping our seniors healthy and involved in our community. Please e-mail or call the Transportation Coordinator to find out how you can become a member of this exciting team of volunteers.
Need a ride?
If you are 60 and over, live in the West County and need help getting to medical and social service appointments, call our Volunteer Driver Transportation Program five business days in advance of your appointment and we'll do our best to get you where you need to go.
Contact: Dean Brittingham
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VOLUNTEER DRIVER TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM
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