Make a Difference in Another Vet’s Life

It’s often said that no one understands a Vet like another Vet. RSVP’s Vets Helping Vets program builds on that natural bond by matching Veterans in need with drivers who are fellow Vets—and both parties’ benefit.

Provide Rides to Medical Appointments

The primary focus of the program, which serves all of Dane County, is to provide rides to help Veterans and their families who need transportation to medical appointments and other important meetings. Volunteers use their own cars and 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 an email or phone call when we have a ride request and can accept or decline based on your schedule.  Volunteers who drive Veterans also receive:

  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Extra insurance coverage
  • The satisfaction of knowing that they are helping a fellow Veteran.

Help Veterans in Other Ways

Help is also needed at community events, such as Hometown Heros at the Dane County Fair and the annual Standdown Madison to help homeless veterans in October.

How to Volunteer

Contact Lorrie Hylkema at 608-238-7901 or

If You are a Veteran who Needs a Ride

If you are Veteran or family member of a Veteran who doesn’t have access to transportation such as bus, van, family or friends, you may be eligible for our program. Please call Lorrie Hylkema at 608-238-7901. There is no charge for the ride, but donations are gratefully accepted.

Below is a link to a list of transportation providers for all veterans in Dane County.

Transportation Resources for Veterans

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