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Volunteer to be a Food Box Delivery Driver

Ride Connection is now offering food box delivery to individuals and families in need across Washington and Multnomah County. Partnering with local food pantries and the Oregon Food Bank, we are working to provide nutritious groceries straight to peoples doorsteps. Our contactless delivery operation is growing and we are looking for caring and attentive volunteer drivers to join the effort. We have implemented rigorous safety protocols and are keeping up to date with the latest guidelines from the Oregon Health Authority. Volunteers are actively trained on proper PPE use and implementation; and they have access to materials to safely perform their duties.

Time Commitment

We prefer that you are available to drive at least one hour per week. You can dictate your schedule and we will work around it. Our typical hours of operation are between 8am and 5pm, Monday through Friday. A transportation coordinator will contact you weekly to make requests.

Location

You can choose where you would like to drive and deliver. Some people choose to deliver in their own neighborhood while some volunteers are comfortable driving in all areas of Multnomah and Washington County.

Requirements

Each volunteer driver must:

  • Have had their driver’s license for 5 years or longer

  • Pass a criminal background and DMV check

  • Complete driver training courses (available in online classes)

  • Able to lift food boxes weighing up to 30lbs

 

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Volunteer to Drive Ride Connection Customers

Time Commitment

We prefer that you are available to drive at least one hour per week. You can dictate your schedule and we will work around it. Our typical hours of operation are between 8am and 5pm, Monday through Friday. A transportation coordinator will contact you weekly to make requests.

Location

You can choose where you would like to drive. Some people choose to drive in their own neighborhood while some volunteers are comfortable driving in all areas of the tri-county region.

Requirements

Each volunteer driver must:

  • Have had their driver’s license for 5 years or longer
  • Pass a criminal background and DMV check
  • Complete driver training courses (available in classroom or online)

Our Partners

The Ride Connection network is a collection of agencies who serve older adults and people with disabilities with transportation options. Together we provide more than 500,000 rides annually. Our customers rely on us to get to medical appointments, the grocery store, community centers, volunteer positions and more. We do not charge a fee for our service although we greatly appreciate donations.

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The simple act of getting someone where they need to go can be an incredibly rewarding experience. We rely on caring and compassionate volunteer drivers to provide valuable rides to the people in our community who need it most.