You do not need to be a volunteer yourself but can be entered to win simply by referring a new volunteer to us who clears the screening process. For each volunteer you refer, you will gain one entry in the draw. Each new volunteer who registers and clears the screening process will also be entered to win. Volunteers can live anywhere in Westmorland and Albert Counties including but not limited to – Salisbury, Petitcodiac, Moncton, Riverview, Dieppe, Hillsborough, Alma, Riverside Albert, Memramcook, Dorchester, Sackville, Port Elgin, Cap Pele, Grand Barachois, Shediac and all points in between. Draw will take place the end of August.
Volunteer drivers use their own vehicle to drive people who do not have transportation or are unable to drive, such as seniors and people with disabilities, to medical appointments, shopping and to other services. In addition to transporting our clients, volunteers are now also delivering food and prescriptions in response to the COVID 19 crisis. Drivers are reimbursed $0.41/km. Volunteering as a driver is a great way to meet and help neighbors in the community.
Safety protocols have been developed by Public Health in response to the pandemic to protect drivers and clients using the service. Drivers are provided with personal protective equipment to use when transporting clients and doing deliveries.
If you or someone you know has a few hours a month or more and want to be part of a team on a mission to help others get where they need to go, please call 962-3073 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Drivers need to be over the age of 21, have a valid driver’s license, have a reliable automobile, carry $2 million liability (we will reimburse the extra charge up to $80 per year), sign an oath of confidentiality, clear a police record check, driver’s abstract and provide two references.
Our valuable existing drivers are not left out of the opportunity to win. In addition to being able to gain entries by referring other drivers, there is a second draw for $1000 in tires open only to those wonderful people who have been actively volunteering.
Executive Manager, Urban/Rural Rides, WA Transpo
Urban Manager, WA Transpo
We are a community-based organization focused on helping make the world around us a better, happier place. With the help of volunteer drivers, we provide safe and affordable transportation to seniors, those with disabilities and low income households.
Are you passionate about what we're doing? Let us know! We are always looking for volunteer drivers.
Whether you help through monetary donations, volunteering your time, or spreading our mission through word-of-mouth, thank you. We couldn't accomplish our goals without the help of supporters like you.
WA Transpo is a volunteer-powered group comprised of registered charities created in response to an ever-growing need in our rural communities for safe, affordable, reliable transportation. We offer our transportation services to our clients and those services have grown from providing transport to and from medical appointments to include scheduled transportation to shopping, other appointments and recreational activities. We do our very best to accommodate all travel requests, but generally require 48 hours notice.
In order to use our service, you must first be registered as a client. Becoming a client is easy! Give us a call at (506)962-3073 or download and fill out the Client Registration form at the bottom of this page and return it to us via mail email to email@example.com, and we’ll contact you as soon as possible.
How much does it cost?
Ride fees are based on the distance you travel. We charge a nominal fee for rides and also offer a subsidized rate (which is approximately 65% lower) for low income individuals and families. Call us for a quote at (506) 962-3073, and we will do our best to accommodate you.
Our volunteer drivers are the heart and the backbone of our organization. Those who choose to become volunteer drivers with Rural Rides are offering much more than a drive – they are offering independence, security, and the ability to remain in a rural community.
If you’re interested in joining Rural Rides as a volunteer driver, we’d love to hear from you! Drivers must be 21 years old or older, possess a valid New Brunswick driver’s license, have an RCMP background check, possess a registered vehicle (or vehicles) that are clean and presentable with valid safety inspections, possess supplemental insurance that is reimbursed by Rural Rides (contact us for more details.)
We ask that our volunteers be available a minimum of 4 hours per month. However, none of our drivers are expected to devote long periods to this service or to disrupt their personal schedules. Drivers are community volunteers!
Give us a call at (506) 962-3073 or simply download and fill out the form below and email it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have a few hours a week and would like to help your neighbour or someone in need of transportation, we are currently looking for Volunteer Drivers.
Volunteer Drivers can make such a difference in someone’s life by driving them to a medical appointment, food bank, or shopping, etc.
Drivers’ are reimbursed 0.41 c/kilometre and must complete
If you are interested in becoming a Volunteer Driver,
please contact 962-3073.
Canadian Institute of Transportation Engineer
Trevor Hanson explores how volunteer driver programs in New Brunswick are providing lessons in rural transportation planning for older adults and non-drivers