In-Person with Precautions: Volunteer Medical Transport & Companion Drivers with Shepherd’s Center

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Location: Shepherd’s Center serving Oakton, Vienna, Reston, and Herndon

The Shepherd’s Center has a vision: A World Without Loneliness.

To achieve that vision, they work hard to ensure that as members of the community age, they do so with dignity and experience a high quality of life. Services include health advocacy, decluttering advice, food pick-up and delivery, and friendly callers and visitors, including to but not limited to veterans.

Shepherd’s Center serving Oakton, Vienna, Reston, and Herndon has two available volunteer opportunities:

  1. Medical Transportation Driver
    • The volunteer will provide clients with necessary transportation to medical-related appointments such as:
      • Doctor’s office
      • Dentist
      • Physical therapy
      • Chemotherapy
      • Etc.
  2. Companion Transportation Driver
    • The volunteer will provide transportation to destinations that are non-medical such as:
      • Grocery store
      • Hairdresser
      • Library
      • Bank
      • Select Shepherd’s Center functions
      • Etc.

Additional notes on these positions include:

  • You must provide your own vehicle, and have a current valid license and insurance.
  • Volunteers are only responsible for transportation to/from events specified. The Shepherd’s Center support volunteers when setting limitations regarding unreasonable client requests.
  • Drivers must wear masks and gloves at all times when transporting clients, as well as have windows cracked. The vehicle must also be wiped down prior to a client entering.

If you are interested in this helping people stay connected with this opportunity, please contact volunteer specialist Shannon White at swhite@volunteerfairfax.org.

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