(a program of Frontier Behavioral Health: Elder Services)
Care Cars volunteers have been helping transport at-risk seniors, disabled and isolated residents in Spokane County to their medical appointments since 1984. In that time, volunteer drivers have logged over 125,000 trips and driven more than 1.5 million miles! Care Cars is part of the Spokane County Transportation Plan
Care Cars helps vulnerable adults access vital services. We help promote independence and quality of life.
Program beneficiaries must be Spokane County residents, be low-income, age 55 or older for seniors, or age 18 or older if disabled, and have no other means of transportation.
Care Cars volunteers take passengers between 8 am and 5 pm, Monday through Friday.
One program beneficiary said: "They're just amazing retired people, and they all have a story to tell while we're driving. We never have the radio on." (John Gordon)
One Volunteer driver said: "It gives me something constructive to do that helps other people." (Tony Giannetto, retired Spokane Police Dept. Sergeant)
(Quotes came from "Giving seniors a lift," by Treva LInd, The Spokesman-Review, February 13, 2017)
To be a Care Cars volunteer driver,
We offer our volunteers
- be 18 years, or older
- have a valid driver's license
- have a reliable vehicle
- have auto insurance
- be screened for compatibility
- agree to a criminal history background check
- have a good driving record
- receive orientation training in communication, community resources, aging, and disability issues
a flexible schedule and reimbursement for gas mileage.
For more information,
please contact Diane (509) 458-7450 x043008 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Last Updated By: D. Roberson