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VillageRides Online Training for Volunteer Drivers

We are offering an online orientation for new volunteer drivers on Tuesday, January 17 from 1:00 - 2:15 pm pm.  For more information or to register and receive the zoom link, contact Sandy Egan at 301-646-2109 or

Village of Takoma Park is always in need of new volunteer drivers!  We offer free rides to Village of Takoma Park members who are disabled or over the age of 55 and either temporarily or permanently unable to drive.   

How does it work?  Our volunteer coordinator sends out periodic emails to all volunteer drivers with information about current ride requests. If a ride fits your schedule, you “accept” the ride and if it doesn't, you just close out the program. There is never any need to explain why you can't take a ride.

What are the requirements for being a volunteer driver?

We ask that you:

  • Be a member of the Village of Takoma Park so you are covered by our insurance. Dues are $25.00 a year and can be waived if requested. Village membership is open to all ages!
  • Attend a one-hour on-line orientation about the program
  • Complete an online criminal background and motor vehicle records check. The Village of Takoma Park pays for this and it takes just 5 minutes to complete. Here's the website:   Remember to ask for both the criminal and motor vehicle records check. 
  • Provide us with an emergency contact, phone and relationship; your date of birth; and expiration dates of your driver’s license and car insurance.
  • Provide us with your vaccination status.   
For a glimpse at what it's like to be a driver, and the satisfaction our drivers report, see this short video

Tuesday, January 17, 2023, 1:00 PM until 2:15 PM
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Sandra L Egan
Volunteer Training
Registration is not Required
Payment In Full In Advance Only