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Volunteer Driver Program


Program Goal
A daytime, Monday to Friday, Volunteer Driver Service for citizens of Salmo/Ymir and surrounding areas who require assistance to access medical, dental and some financial appointments.

 

How it works
Once a person is referred by their doctor, they can call our Coordinator indicating the date, time and location of their appointment. The Coordinator will check availability of the driver and then arrangements will be made for the appointment requested. The participant is responsible for paying the driver an expense honoraria directly.


Referrals
Service is provided to individuals referred to the program by a medical practitioner or community support worker. Self referrals are accepted if supported by medical or community service professionals. Once participants meet screening criteria, they are registered with the program and can book appointments independently.

 

Volunteer Honoraria
Participants using the service pay an expense honoraria directly to the driver. (Subsidy is also available) base on need and upon request.
Example rates:
In Salmo $ 5.00
Rural Salmo $ 7.00
Castlegar, Nelson or Trail and return $10.00

 

Volunteers
Our Volunteer Drivers are individuals wanting to make an important contribution to their community.  Volunteer drivers must:

  • be screened by the program coordinator
  • agree to code of conduct and confidentiality agreement
  • drive vehicles in good working condition
  • hold adequate care insurance
  • be drivers in good standing with ICBC
  • submit a criminal records check

For further information, please call 250-357-2277

This program is funded by Interior Health Authority and BC Gaming