ADULT & FAMILIESCommunity ServicesVolunteer Drivers   

Volunteer Driver Program 

Every day Volunteer Drivers transport eligible St. Louis County clients to medical and dental appointments or to obtain groceries. Separated families are also brought together through transportation provided by Volunteer Drivers. Drivers are needed for both local, short distance trips and rural or long distance trips. Most driving occurs Monday through Friday during regular business hours, however, occasional evening and weekend trips do occur. Volunteers drive as much or as little as they choose and retain the right to decline any ride request. 

Note: St Louis County Public Health & Human Service Department social workers and financial workers determine who is eligible to use the volunteer driver services in accordance with program guidelines. Referrals for volunteer driver services are accepted from authorized St Louis County Public Health & Human Service staff.

Volunteer Driver Qualifications:

  • Successful completion and passing of background check
  • Valid Drivers License and good driving record
  • Vehicle neat & in good working condition
  • Proof of Insurance
  • Good communication skills
  • Patience and caring concern for others
  • Nonjudgemental & tolerant of other cultures, religions, political views, & lifestyles
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality

Become a Volunteer Driver:

Interested individuals should complete a Volunteer Application, Background Study, Volunteer Agreement, Work Ability Questionnaire, and provide a Physician Report regarding their suitability for volunteer work. The necessary Volunteer Driver forms are listed below. An orientation is provided for all new volunteers. 

Contact:

In South St Louis County contact: Kathy Pettit 218-726-2193 or pettitk@stlouiscountymn.gov

In North St Louis County contact: Susanna Erickson 218-471-7155 or ericksons@stlouiscountymn.gov