(Placerville, CA) - El Dorado County Older Adult Services is currently looking for volunteer drivers for its Senior Shuttle program. "Our volunteer drivers provide a valuable service for local seniors," said Jennifer Cullen, Program Coordinator for Older Adult Services. "Without the Senior Shuttle, many seniors wouldn't be able to get to places like the grocery store for essential goods."
Senior Shuttle volunteer drivers generally help once a month, picking up seniors and delivering them to designated locations in El Dorado County, including shopping centers and other places of interest. Volunteers are currently needed for routes throughout the county, but are especially needed in Cameron Park, Pollock Pines and Placerville.
"This is a perfect volunteer opportunity for someone who enjoys meeting new people, driving to new places and giving back to the community," said Cullen. Volunteers use the County's Senior Shuttle van, not their own vehicle. Volunteers are required to have a current California driver's license and copy of their DMV driving record, and pass a background check.
Anyone interested in volunteering may pick up an application at the El Dorado County Senior Center, 937 Spring Street in Placerville, or call (530) 621-6151. A copy of the volunteer application may also be downloaded at: https://www.edcgov.us/Government/HumanServices/Pages/volunteer_opportunities.aspx
The Senior Shuttle program is a service of the El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency. For more information about Older Adult Services in El Dorado County, please visit https://www.edcgov.us/SeniorService.aspx
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