Transportation is a significant stumbling block in moving towards self-independence especially in rural areas. Most of the veterans at Zion House need to attend various appointments in order to become stabilized before moving forward.
Volunteer drivers transport veterans to medical appointments, training/school programs, vocational rehabilitation appointments/programs, and other errands as requested. Volunteer drivers would use personal vehicle to transport Zion House residents. Must have valid driver’s license, registration, and insurance.
Typical Locations: Most Zion House residents receive medical care at Canandaigua VA Medical Center or Rochester VA Outpatient Center (ROPC). Other services are sometimes received at the Rochester Vet Centers on Winton Road or Mt. Hope Ave in Rochester. Additionally residents may have to go to places such as the Government Center in Geneseo or Department of Social Services in Mt. Morris in order to become financially stable.
Time Requirement: Most appointments range from half an hour to two hours depending on the type of appointment. Volunteers will be notified of time frame when contacted by our current Transportation Coordinator about their availability to drive. We can arrange to have different drivers take a resident to an appointment and back from an appointment depending on the time frame. Additionally, volunteer drivers are welcome to stay and wait at appointment or complete personal errands and return at arranged time to return residents back to Zion House.
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