National Volunteer Transportation Center
The Center was created in 2014 response to the outpouring of interest in volunteerism related to the delivery of transportation services to many population groups including children, work force participants and older adults. Each of the founders have extensive experience in studying, supporting, and delivering volunteer transportation and are aware of the positive experience of those who volunteer to provide services as well as the many benefits accorded to those who receive the services. The founders are: Community Transportation Association of Washington, D.C.; the Beverly Foundation of Albuquerque, N.M.; Ride Connection of Portland, Ore.; CIMA Volunteers Insurance of Woodbridge, Va.; and AlterNetWays of San Francisco, Calif.
Toyota Delivers New Prius to Maryland's Senior Connection Volunteer Driver Program
On Thursday, October 20, 2016, Toyota delivered a brand-new 2016 Prius vehicle to Senior Connection of Silver Spring, Md., as the Grand Winner of the National Volunteer Transportation Center's (NVTC) 2015 STAR Awards. A full list of the winners is available here (PDF). The new Prius was delivered at a special event at DARCARS Toyota in Silver Spring, along with U.S. Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.). Senior Connection will deploy the Prius in its vehicle fleet utilized by more than 1,800 volunteer drivers who've provided more than 280,000 rides to 2,800 seniors since 2014 across Montgomery County, Md. The National Volunteer Transportation Center - created in 2014 - is an initiative of the Community Transportation Association of America (CTAA).
- Full press release (PDF)
Webinar Recording: Adapting Volunteer Transportation to Serve Your Community
Have your community's demographics changed? Has the makeup of your organization changed? Are you trying to figure out how to best provide service using volunteers? This webinar is for you. Listen to our engaging webinar on adapting volunteer transportation to best fit your needs, with presenters Santo Grande, President and CEO, and Mary Handley, Mobility Manager, both of Delmarva Community Services, Inc. in Cambridge, Md. Moderated by Ginger Ammon, CTAA.
National Volunteer Transportation Provider Map Now Online
An Interactive Map with a listing, by city and state, of volunteer transportation providers is now available through the National Volunteer Transportation Center website. This map provides links to the websites and contact information for volunteer providers. Check it out through the
Stories from the Road
Stories From The Road is about the personal experiences of more than 245 volunteer drivers across America. The stories tell about the journey of the volunteer driver: what it's like to meet new people and new challenges; to be an advocate and a friend; to take people to life sustaining activities and life enriching activities; to drive in the local community and spend hours driving to distant appointments; to drive once or twice a month and to fill the day giving rides to people who need them; to choose to drive because of the love of driving and because it offers an opportunity to give back.
Reading the stories of volunteer drivers will tell you why they drive, but even more importantly, they will tell you why the enjoy making what many of them consider "the contribution of a lifetime."
- Download and Read Stories from the Road (PDF)(1.92 MB)