No matter how great the doctor is, nothing matters if the patient can't get there. Just an hour or so a week of your time volunteering could save a life. 3.6 million Americans miss doctor appointments each year because they lack access to transportation.
Volunteers create jobs in the community for folks who are re-entering the workforce, refugees, or people with disabilities. Your support by providing rides and words of encouragement can lift up an entire family and support local businesses.
A gallon of milk, a loaf of bread, and a stop at the pharmacy can mean the world to a senior no longer able to drive, a veteran just returning home, or a young mom who's car won't start.
Volunteer drivers must be over age 18 to qualify for the opportunity.
You must have a good driving record to take advantage of the program. Feonix and all all of our partners conduct 7 year multi-state background checks on all drivers.
Feonix volunteer drivers must use their own personal vehicle. We do not own or provide vehicles. Volunteers must also maintain insurance and complete a basic vehicle inspection with a local mechanic or partner agency to make sure the breaks work, seat belts buckle, and lights turn on.
We request and submit trips via a smart phone app, and all drivers must have a standard smart phone that will transmit data. The app is very user friendly and we have 24/7 tech support if there is ever a question, glitch, or error.
We want volunteer drivers who truly, honestly, and sincerely care about their communities. If you're not in it for the right reasons, don't bother signing up. Feonix volunteers are the "special forces" of community engagement. We hear the call, raise our hands, and know the experience supporting those in need will be far more rewarding than anything we could ever give.
Receive $0.54 - $.80 per mile, and get paid via direct deposit. Rates vary per community due to grant limitations.
Just want to pay it forward? You can donate your mileage monthly to a local non-profit and support your community!
You drive when you want to. There are no set hours or schedules required. Volunteer when it fits in your schedule and choose which trips work best for you.
Yes, Feonix does not own any vehicles. All volunteers must provide their own transportation. Cars, SUVs, minivans, and pick-up trucks are acceptable options.
The mileage or stipend may help cover your gas and cell phone cost, but you will not make money being a volunteer driver. We strive to find drivers who care more about making a difference. Volunteers who wish to receive the mileage will be paid bi-weekly via direct deposit.
Any state or federally recognized non-profit organization is eligible to be designated to receive your stipend or mileage. From veterans groups, to animal shelters, to your local church - donate to the cause of your choice. Monthly we will send them a check and you will receive a copy of the statement. Choose to have your name listed or donate anonymously.
Feonix has volunteer insurance through CIMA, the largest volunteer driver insurance program in the US. Through our policy we carry excess automobile liability insurance, excess volunteer liability insurance, as well as excess accident medical coverage.
Traditionally, additional insurance is not required for volunteer drivers. We always encourage people to check with their respective insurance provider to be safe. The National Conference on State Legislatures put together a comprehensive guide on information for State Volunteer Liability Laws. You can find more information for your state by clicking here.
Let us know how we may help answer any questions that you may have about being a volunteer driver. We look forward to visiting with you further!
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