Losing the ability to drive or take public transit is one of the hardest transitions for many people as they age. By pairing homebound elders with more than 400 Volunteer Drivers throughout King County, Sound Generations’ Volunteer Transportation helps elders remain independent by offering safe, round-trip rides to medical appointments. It is an essential service for thousands of seniors, providing not only a ride but someone to escort them to their appointments and wait until they’re ready to return home.
In April of 2017, Governor Jay Inslee and Serve Washington honored the Volunteer Transportation program with a Governor’s Volunteer Service Award along with 18 other honorees.
Presented at the 13th Annual Governor’s Volunteer Service Awards at the Executive Mansion in Olympia, the award honors some of Washington’s most dedicated individuals and groups for their commitment to volunteerism as the foundation for caring communities and a thriving Washington.
“I join all Washingtonians in thanking these individuals who contribute tirelessly to benefit others,” Inslee said. “People who volunteer their time and energy are the backbone of our state. I encourage others to look for opportunities that not only provide valuable experience but also help strengthen our communities.”
In addition, Seattle Mariners and Serve Washington celebrated this year’s honorees at Salute to Volunteers night at Safeco field. Read
We are so proud of our hard-working staff and volunteers, who improve lives for so many older adults and those who care for them each week!
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