Give the Gift of Independence

Do you like to drive?  Enjoy meeting people?  Like the satisfaction of knowing you’ve made a difference in someone’s life?  Then RSVP’s Driver Services Program could be an ideal volunteer opportunity for you.  As a volunteer driver, you can help older adults in your community remain independent in two important ways.

Drive to Medical Appointments

As an RSVP driver, you’ll provide rides to medical appointments for older adults in Dane County who don’t have access to car, bus, family or friends to transport them. Drivers use their own vehicles and are reimbursed for mileage. The driving schedule is very flexible. You can choose to drive as often as you like and select the days that work best for you. You’ll receive a call when we have a ride request and can accept or decline based on your schedule.

If you are a Veteran, you may especially enjoy the satisfaction and camaraderie of driving a fellow Vet to appointments.  See our Vets Helping Vets page for more information.

To learn more about the driver experience and the connections made with passengers, view our Buzzed Into Madison interview.

Meal Delivery for Older Adults

In Dane County communities outside of Madison, RSVP works with local senior centers to offer home delivered meals for seniors. This program improves the health and quality of life of older adults and allows them to remain in their homes. Drivers who deliver meals also enjoy flexible scheduling.

As an RSVP driver in either program you’ll receive:

  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Extra accident and liability insurance coverage
  • The satisfaction of knowing that you are helping others

How to Volunteer

Contact Steve Jaeschke at 608-441-7892 or email

Meet Our Volunteers

“When people really need to get to those medical appointments, and they don’t have any other means, I just look at it as the least I can do to try to help out.”

Kimba Tieu
Driver Services Volunteer

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