Sound Generations Senior Driving Companion Program

The Driving Companion Program (DCP) is a new pilot focused on providing transportation to older adults living in Seattle. Clients must live in Seattle, but can travel throughout King County if the volunteer driver is willing. A client recruits volunteers in their community to help them travel to events, appointments, shopping and more. The clients and volunteers are responsible for scheduling; this allows more flexibility for times and trip types. This is a 1 year pilot lasting from June 2018 - June 2019.

Clients Apply If:

They are 50 years or older They have limited transportation options
Are able to self-transfer in and out of a vehicle

Drivers Can Apply If:

They are 25 years old They have a Washington State license
Willing to drive their own car Have a clean driving record the past 2 years

Drivers receive mileage reimbursement, supplementary insurance, and community service hours.

Phone: 
206-268-6747nitzanb@soundgenerations.org
Type of Service: 
Volunteer Driver
Vehicle Type: 
Private Vehicle
Service Area: 
Depends upon Volunteer - potentially anywhere in King County
Service Days: 
Su, M, Tu, W, Th, F, Sa
Service Hours: 
Dependent upon the volunteer and clients' schedules
Advance Notice Notes: 
Call the phone number above Monday - Friday between 8am - 5pm to learn more. Language line is available for non-English speakers.
Cost
FREEfor Seniors and people w/ disabilities
Paratransit Eligibility Required: 
No
Accessibility: 
Foldable wheelchairDoor-to-Door ServiceWalkerCar Seat