If you like drive and want to volunteer you might consider sharing your time as volunteer driver with a local nonprofit. You should have a good driving record, a reliable vehicle, and of course a current license and auto insurance. Some opportunities mean transporting people others do not.
A number of our local food pantries rely on volunteer drivers to pick up food items from grocery stores or bakeries. These items then are distributed to clients at the food pantry.
Cross-Lines Community Outreach needs volunteers to help deliver commodities to one of three highrises in Kansas City, Kan. Volunteers will need to have a pickup truck or a van or any vehicle large enough to haul 30-45 sacks of groceries. It is suggested that volunteers work in pairs for this activity. In addition, volunteers need to be able to lift at least 30 pounds. At some highrises the groceries will be delivered to each resident and in others the orders are left at a central location. Commodities are distributed once a month. The volunteer will work with the commodity manager to pick a convenient and consistent day each month. For more information contact Amber at 913-281-3388 or email@example.com
Cancer Action needs to recruit volunteers at least 21 years of age with a good driving record to take cancer patients to and from medical appointments and treatments. Drivers must have a valid driver’s license and current auto insurance. All applicants are subject to background checks. If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity please call Leslie at 913-642-8885 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Now if you want of a bit of a different driving job, the National Agricultural Hall of Fame and Museum needs someone to drive the tractor for hayrides. To volunteer contact Cathi at 913-721-1075 or email@example.com.
For more information on how you can give, advocate and volunteer, contact me at 913-371-3674 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You can find volunteer opportunities by checking out the website, www.unitedway-wyco.org and click on Volunteer.
Diane Hentges is director of the Volunteer Center -RSVP at the United Way of Wyandotte County.