Resources

National Volunteer Transportation Center - NVTC

  • Website
  • Promotes and supports the concept and practice of Volunteer Transportation Programs

An initiative by the Community Transportation of America Association (CTAA). Helen Kerschner, PhD is the director of the NVTC and a pioneer in the world of volunteer driver programs. Helen was previously president of the Beverly Foundation and creator of the Star Awards program. The NVTC, and Helen, is a great source of information on how to create a successful volunteer driver program.

Verified Volunteers

Assisted Rides has partnered with Verified Volunteers, a trusted background screening provider tailored to the specific needs of the service sector. Verified Volunteers is backed by Sterling Talent Solutions, a global leader in background screening and risk mitigation with over 40 years of experience. Verified Volunteers is helping nonprofits create safer environments by delivering quality, reliable background checks, including DMV checks. Their innovative screening platform, includes self-service features, sharing capabilities and streamlined management tools that make a once-burdensome process easy, faster and more affordable. To learn more, click HERE or contact Kim Chochon at: (206)300-6315 or kimberly@verifiedvolunteers.com.

Grantmakers In Aging

  • https://www.giaging.org/
  • Membership organization comprised of all types of philanthropies with a common dedication to improving the experience of aging.

An inclusive and responsive membership organization, Grantmakers in Aging have useful publications on Rural Mobility and Technology. The publications provide a wealth of background and program ideas for improving rural mobility through existing and emerging technology.

National Volunteer Caregiving Network - NVCN

Continuing the legacy of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the NVCN is dedicated to creating independent living through the advocacy, support, and development of local volunteer caregiving programs

United We Ride - Coordinating Council on Access and Mobility - CCAM

  • https://www2.fta.dot.gov/
  • Partnership of federal agencies improving the availability, quality and efficient delivery of transportation services

Partnering with the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), United We Ride has been rebranded the Coordinating Council on Access and Mobility. CCAM continues to promote further the mission of United We Ride, a 10-year initiative to help states and local communities coordinate across the various Federal programs associated with human services transportation.

National Center on Senior Transportation - NCST

NCST was authorized in the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act. With funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration, NCST was launched in 2006 and has been administered by Easter Seals, Inc. in partnership with the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) ever since (see Projects & Initiatives).

National Center for Mobility Management - NCMM

A wealth of information surrounding access and mobility. Provides information about federal grants as well as state and local level programs. In 2015 NCMN has partnered with the FTA in implementing its Rides to Wellness initiative to promote options to connect individuals with health care destinations.

CIMA Insurance

While Assisted Rides has no formal relationship with CIMA, in our years working with volunteer driver programs, we feel CIMA is the best source for liability insurance for volunteer programs. For more information contact William Henry at whenry@cimaworld.com or 703.778.7310.

Independent Sector: The Value of Volunteer Time

The estimate helps acknowledge the millions of individuals who dedicate their time, talents, and energy to making a difference. Charitable organizations can use this estimate to quantify the enormous value volunteers provide.

According to the Corporation for National and Community Service, about 63 million Americans gave 8 billion hours of volunteer service worth $193 billion. For the latest information, please see volunteeringinamerica.gov.