Driving to medical appointments

Matt Zwerling

The modern, Oakmont Volunteer Helpers version Pete Seeger’s 1955 song might be, “Where have all the drivers gone?” Of course, the answer would be, “To the pandemic, everyone.” Like so many other “businesses” OVH discontinued driving residents to medical appointments in March 2020!

While we won’t know for certain for another month, the OVH Board has set a tentative date of July 19, 2021 to resume their driving activities within Santa Rosa. Stay tuned for details in the future editions of the Oakmont News and e-Blast.
DO YOU HAVE AN INTEREST IN A WONDERFUL VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY?

Oakmont Volunteer Helpers would love to expand their roster of available drivers. There are only a few requirements to become an OVH volunteer and several great perks. Get to know Oakmont neighbors you might not otherwise meet. Learn about where they have lived, what they have done, hobbies, adventures, etc. as you take them to and from their medical appointment. There is no specified time commitment – drive when you are available! We welcome your participation in this valuable service team, assisting our neighbors who are unable to drive. We are asking that all drivers and riders be vaccinated.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO VOLUNTEER IN A MORE LIMITED CAPACITY?
OVH has a real need for volunteers to serve a 2-week commitment as a Coordinator. The Coordinator is the liaison between the passenger and the driver, the important point of initial contact when a resident calls to schedule a ride. The Coordinator then matches a driver from our roster with the rider’s request. This critical role requires a minimal time commitment and simple organizational skill. Your time as a Coordinator will be GREATLY appreciated!!
Contact Matt Zwerling (539-8996) for further information for either of these volunteer opportunities.

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