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ITNGreaterCincinnati — Volunteer Training Schedule for New Transportation Service for Seniors

June 16, 2010

Ready to hit the road for a good cause? For many people, summer means fun seasonal activities. But for a senior without a ride or an adult with visual impairments, summer can be frustrating and isolating—with no way to reach summer fun or even necessary medical appointments. Help make summer accessible as a volunteer driver for the Independent Transportation Network® of Greater Cincinnati (ITNGC). ITNGC is a membership service, offering door–through-the door help with packages or walkers.

At the training session, the benefits of volunteering will be explained, which include a free ITNGreaterCincinnati membership to give to someone plus options on what to do with mileage earned. The best benefit, though, is the good feeling volunteers get by helping others remain active and independent.

Most of ride requests involve weekdays, but a growing number of customers are scheduling weekend and evening rides. Hop on board to bring summer activities to those who really could use your driving skills.

Below is a list of upcoming Volunteer Driver trainings for June and July. Other schedules can be accommodated.

Sessions:

Friday, June 18; 1-3 p.m.
Goetz Building, 415 Straight St. – Clifton

Thursday, June 24; 10 a.m. – noon
Goetz Building, 415 Straight St. – Clifton

Thursday, July 8; 3-5 p.m.
Goetz Building, 415 Straight St.- Clifton

Saturday, July 17; 10 a.m. – noon
Goetz Building, 415 Straight St. – Clifton

Thursday, July 29; 3-5 p.m.
Goetz Building, 415 Straight St. – Clifton

Tuesday, August 10; 1-3 p.m.
Goetz Building, 415 Straight St- Clifton

Saturday, August 21; 10 a.m. – noon
Goetz Building, 415 Straight St.- Clifton

Saturday, August 21; 10 a.m. – noon
Goetz Building, 415 Straight St.- Clifton

Thursday, August 26; 10 a.m. – noon
Goetz Building, 415 Straight St.- Clifton

All trainings are in the conference room of ITNGreaterCincinnati, first floor of the Goetz Building. Park in the open lot across from the Goetz Building or the parking garage.

Please email info@itngreatercincinnati or call 559-2200 with questions or to reserve your space. Attending does not obligate you to drive.

Qualifications for volunteer drivers:

  1. Valid Ohio driver’s license and three years driving experience.
  2. Acceptable record of safe driving and clean criminal history check.
  3. Proof of liability insurance for vehicle and current registration.
  4. Personal references from three non-relatives.
  5. Not taking drugs/medications that caution users against driving.
  6. Ability to lift wheelchairs and walkers, and carry packages up to 25 lbs.