Our mission is to provide resources that enhance the emotional, social, and physical well-being of seniors, adults with disabilities, and those who care for them.

Medical Transportation and Volunteer Services

Private rides for medical appointments and essential errands


I’m Susan.  I’m deaf, my sight is failing, and I can’t drive anymore. We get rides from ISR’s Medical Transportation program to essential medical appointments.  Because of this, we don’t have to move into the city and lose our home.  On the last trip, my husband told the driver, “We couldn’t do this without you.”  The driver smiled and answered, “I know,” that’s why I do it.  I believe in helping now while I can.  Someday, I’ll need someone to drive me.”

The distance agency volunteers drove, taking clients on essential drives, equaled 10x around Earth’s circumference, alongside thousands of hours of human connection and conversation.

Do you need help with transportation or essential errands?

We support the independence, dignity, and health of older adults, and adults with disabilities.

Medical Transport

Reach out to us. We are here to help!

Our volunteers provide medical transportation from Island County to the following counties – King, Snohomish, Whatcom, and Skagit.  We also provide assistance with essential errands (grocery, pharmacy, post office and bank).  All services are provided based on volunteer availability.

  • We cannot transport wheelchairs
  • One person may accompany you, however we must be informed in advance
  • Drivers may require clients to wear a mask inside their vehicle, and drivers must wear a mask if the client requests it
  • All services are provided based on volunteer availability

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Do I qualify for these services?

You qualify if you are age 60+, or 18-59 and disabled.

What are the costs?

In lieu of a fee, a suggested donation of $0.5895 cents per mile, or whatever you can contribute is appreciated, however no one is turned away for inability to donate. Client pays for parking and ferry passes.

What region do you serve?

We provide transportation to/from Island, King, Whatcom, Skagit, and Snohomish Counties.

Can you transport wheelchairs?

Unfortunately, no.

Do you go off island?

Yes, to all surrounding communities such as King County, Whatcom County, Snohomish County. We also cover all of Island County including Whidbey Island and Camano .

If I am using medical transportation services, can a family member, friend, medical attendant, or caregiver join me?

You may have one person accompany you, however we must be informed in advance of this need.


Interested in Driving? 

Want To Help Others?

The Volunteer Services program needs more team members. More and more seniors are turning to us for help; unfortunately, we do not have enough volunteers to meet their needs. 

If you like to drive, and own a car, and enjoy meeting new people then this is the volunteer program for you! Through volunteering, you will establish new friends, learn more about the the beautiful island and enjoy giving back.

Call us  or register your interest here.

From some of our volunteers

Medical Transportation and Volunteer Services