Volunteering just a few hours a month can make a big difference to our seniors!
Elderberry Express is in need of volunteer drivers willing to help provide transportation, from one to a few times per month, to seniors in Pittsford. Each trip takes between one to two hours. This small time commitment makes a big difference to seniors who can get out and about but can no longer drive.
The Elderberry Express is a free transportation service for Pittsford residents age 55 and older. Volunteer drivers transport seniors to and from medical appointments, banking activities, visits to friends and family, prescription pickups, hairdresser/barber appointments, grocery shopping and other errands. The volunteer hours are very flexible and the time you choose to commit is up to you!
Volunteer drivers attend a one-time, three-hour training session at Lifespan (at Brighton Plaza on South Clinton Avenue). This session affords drivers the opportunity to know what is involved in providing transportation to seniors; drivers who complete this training session receive additional liability insurance. By volunteering your time you can give others the gift of continued independence. It’s a fun, meaningful way to give back to the community – while you meet some wonderful people and have great conversations! Can you help? Call or stop by the Elderberry Express office in the Senior Programs Office at the Spiegel Pittsford Community Center, 35 Lincoln Avenue, telephone 248-6237.