From: Sally Benjamin [mailto:salbenjamin@xxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Saturday, August 20, 2016 9:07 PM
To: Sally Benjamin
Subject: FW: Volunteer Transportation Program
From: Maldonado, Ivan [mailto:Ivan.Maldonado@xxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Monday, August 15, 2016 11:39 AM
To: Stokley, Wanda <Wanda.Stokley@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Lowe, Terry <Terry.Lowe@xxxxxxxxxx>; Smiley, Sandra L
<Sandra.Smiley@xxxxxxxxxx>; Worrell, Don <Don.Worrell@xxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Volunteer Transportation Program
As indicated during our last Council of the Blind meeting enclosed is the
information we discussed about the Volunteer Transportation program. I have
also enclosed a PDF copy of the application package for folks wishing to
volunteer. Thank you for helping us promote this program.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions.
Ivan Maldonado, MBA, CTM
Operations/Paratransit and CTC Programs
555 Appleyard Drive
Tallahassee, FL 32304
StarMetro's Volunteer Transportation Program Description
The StarMetro's Volunteer Transportation Program was established to provide
safe, dependable, affordable and courteous transportation services to people
who have no other means of transportation.
VOLUNTEER DRIVER PROGRAM GOALS:
1. Efficiently increase the availability of transportation services
for persons who meet rider eligibility criteria and have needs for special
2. Provide services that are safe, reliable and sensitive to
Riders of StarMetro's Volunteer Transportation Program are typically persons
with special transportation needs including their personal attendants.
PRE-EMPLOYMENT DRUG SCREEN and BACKGROUND CHECK:
All StarMetro volunteer applicants must successfully pass a criminal
background and drug screen before volunteering their services.
In order to protect the safety of passengers, the following minimum
volunteer driver qualifications have been established. These include but are
not limited to:
1. The driver must be at least 18 years of age
2. Possess a valid driver's license
3. Able to pass criminal and drug screening checks
4. Willing to attend required training courses and to follow the
5. Not have a history of crimes against a person.
6. Not have an uncontrolled chronic illness such as epilepsy,
diabetes, heart or respiratory problems.
7. Not abuse alcohol, drugs, and/or medication.
VOLUNTEER DRIVER TRAINING:
The following specific types of training will be provided to all volunteer
. Program Orientation
. Vehicle Orientation with Wheelchair Securement
. Controlling Exposure to Blood borne Pathogens
. Passenger Assistance, Sensitivity Training and Disability
. Car Seats and Child Securement
. Drug- Free Workplace:
VOLUNTEER TRANSPORTATION VAN DRIVER:
PURPOSE OF JOB: To provide transportation
requested to families or individuals to help them access necessary services.
DUTIES OF POSITION: Must be able to perform essential
driving functions as listed below:
1. Safely operate 8 - 15 passenger vehicles while adhering to an
established time schedule.
2. Understand, adhere to and apply Florida State traffic regulations
and sponsoring organization's policies and procedures.
3. Able to perform the daily inspection.
a. Ensure that no obstacles are in the path of the vehicle.
b. Check gauges after thirty-second vehicle warm-up. Report any
irregularities to the Manager.
c. Ensure mirrors are clean and properly adjusted.
d. Ensure windows are clean and clear of fog, ice, or snow before
e. Ensure that seatbelts are all operational.
f. Ensure that the interior of the van is clean and free of debris
and that the area under the
driver's seat is free of any items (flashlight, camera, etc.).
g. Check that headlights, taillights, directional signals and
emergency flashers work properly.
h. Report any irregularities to the manager immediately.
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