Northwest Valley Connect, a non-profit serving local residents who need help with transportation, is putting a call out for volunteers.
NVC has grown since it started in 2015 and provided 255 rides. In 2019 volunteers and staff provided 17,000 rides. This service helped residents visit medical facilities, pick up food and medicine, shop and visit others.
NVC staff and volunteers help many vulnerable individuals who are 65 years or over, have disabilities, and veterans without access to other transportation get round trip travel from their homes.
Now that pandemic restrictions are lessening, Northwest Valley Connect is again offering group trips. Recently, NVC conducted group trips to Wickenburg for a nominal fee, providing door-to-door service.
The greatest need is for drivers, but call center operators are also needed. Drivers may operate NVC vehicles or their own and receive reimbursement for mileage.
Those interested in volunteering, or have questions, are encouraged to call 623-282-9304.
Northwest Valley Connect was started six years ago as a joint effort between Benevilla and Sun Health to provide personal transportation services to seniors and others in the West Valley who need them.