Drive with us as a Vital Volunteer!
As a volunteer, you will help older adults and people with disabilities maintain their independence and connections to the community.
Our greatest need is for volunteer drivers. Review the process below or keep scrolling to learn about volunteering to deliver food with our partner, Boulder County Farmers Market.Submit Volunteer Interest Form
Training takes about a week to complete. Training doesn’t need to be completed on consecutive days. You can plan your training with the training team.
In-person Orientation takes 8 hours to complete and includes an overview of Via Mobility Services, Drug & Alcohol testing (our drivers are required by law to be drug-free), and getting a badge to swipe into Via’s facility.
In-person training with Via’s trainers takes 8 hours, covering topics such as best practices to help people who use wheelchairs in and out of a vehicle for our door-through-door paratransit service.
Defensive Driving is an 8-hour-long in-person training or 4-hour online course (the online course costs $49.99). You will receive a certificate for completing this course, regardless of how you choose to complete it. Some insurance companies will provide you with a discount for having this certification, so remember to ask and find out!
The PASS (Passenger Assistance, Safety, Sensitivity) class is a 2-day in-person training or 4- to a 5-hour-long online course. The PASS Class is free to take online.
One-on-one in-person training for about an hour with the support of a Via Trainer while you learn how to drive one of our Prius vehicles and complete the pre- and post-trip processes. You can choose to drive your own vehicle if you prefer, but you will still learn about our pre- and post-trip processes.
You will also meet with the Volunteer Manager for about 30 minutes to talk about our policies and procedures, including how to use a tablet to complete a route.
Ride-along for 4 hours as a passenger while a Volunteer Trainer drives to discover what the hands-on part of volunteering with Via looks like.
Next, you will drive your first 4-hour route while a Volunteer Trainer rides along with you as your passenger.
Did you know that Boulder County Farmers Market (BCFM), in partnership with Via Mobility Services, delivers over 330 bags of fresh, locally grown food to families and childcare centers in need around Boulder County every week? If you’re interested in helping your neighbors and the local food system on Mondays for a few hours, email firstname.lastname@example.org. You’ll receive a bag of locally grown produce as a token of our thanks!
Start your application to volunteer with Boulder County Farmers Market online or contact Volunteer/Intern Services:
BCPH Volunteer/Intern Services Program
3450 Broadway St.
Boulder CO 80304
“I think this is an amazing program! I really appreciate the convenience of home delivery. Being pregnant, it is really important I am eating nutritional foods and I love that it is all local. I cannot thank you enough!” – Anonymous Client
Become a Vital Volunteer driver for Via so you can help older adults and people with disabilities with their transportation needs.