Volunteer Drive Guide


The Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG) received a Caltrans Transportation Planning Grant to assess opportunities for alternatives and improvements to existing public transportation services for seniors, persons with disabilities, and low-income residents in more rural communities in El Dorado, Sutter, and Yuba Counties, where fixed-route and demand response transit may be more limited and service is costly to provide.

Use of volunteers is one way to expand community transportation options. The Sacramento area has a number of volunteer transportation programs, but programs are not widespread across the region.

To help and encourage more communities to consider developing volunteer transportation programs to fill the gap, this guide synthesizes a range of information on volunteer transportation programs. It provides general guidance; a variety of program examples within and outside the Sacramento region; things to consider in planning a program; and links to more resources.

Filling the Gap: Volunteer Transportation Programs

Please check back periodically for new SRTPs, LRTPs, COAs and updates on special projects.