National Volunteer Transportation Center



volunteer driver behind the wheelThe purpose of the Center is to promote and support the concept and practice of volunteer transportation, which includes volunteer driver programs, shared vehicle utilization, and ride sharing initiatives. Its focus is on information gathering related to volunteer transportation programs and activities, Identification and promotion of promising practices. collection and development of informational and technical resources, planning and delivery of on-line educational programs, and communication with volunteer and volunteer transportation initiatives across America.

The Community Transportation Association of America has undertaken this initiative because of its long time interest and action related to volunteer.The time is right for a National Volunteer Transportation Center because passengers, family members, and communities are faced with the need for transportation services that are efficient, effective, and economical. The time is right because there is a need to enhance and expand methods that facilitate single and multiple passenger rides. The time is right because each of the founders has experience in discovering methods for encouraging passenger satisfaction, fostering meaningful community support, and identifying ways to ensure effective outcomes of transportation service delivery. The time is right because the founders are aware of the unmet specialized transportation needs of population groups across the country. The time is right because volunteer transportation, when organized appropriately, offers providers and customers alike transportation options that are both an economical and environmentally friendly.

It is expected that at the end of the second year of operation, a status report on Volunteer Transportation in America will be completed and available for distribution The report will be based on the Center's research, information gathering, promising practices identification, communication with volunteer transportation programs across the country, and on-line education programs.

The National Volunteer Transportation Center has offices in Washington, D.C. and Albuquerque, N.M. The center is directed by Dr. Helen Kerschner, previously the President and CEO of the Beverly Foundation.

About US

The National Volunteer Transportation Center was created in 2014. It is an outgrowth of the efforts of each of its founders, especially the Beverly Foundation, to support existing and emerging volunteer transportation programs and services across the country. The Center opened with a database of 940 volunteer transportation throughout the 50 states plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. It also includes technical materials related to the planning, organization, and operations of volunteer transportation. Perhaps its most important asset is the wisdom experience, and expertise of its founders who as a group bring the Center a long history of research, direct service delivery, risk management, and insurance, specialized software, and education.

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