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

Man driving older person

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.” 

In 2021 our volunteer drivers drove patients 175,993 miles to essential medical appointments. 

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), and yard work.  All services are provided based on volunteer availability.

  • We cannot transport wheelchairs
  • One person may accompany you, however we must be informed in advance
  • All passengers and drivers must wear masks
  • All services are provided based on volunteer availability

Contact Us

FAQ

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 $0.464 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, and of course Island County including Whidbey Island and Camano Island.

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.

Meet me

“I’m Susan. I’m totally deaf and have been for 20 years. I’m 62 and active. My husband is also active. We walk, swim, and dance. I love swaying in his arms. My sight is failing rapidly and I can’t drive anymore. I used to drive him to the regular medical appointments he needs but now I can’t. We needed help. Recently, we found the Medical Transportation program at ISR and now volunteer drivers take us. Because of them, 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.”

Volunteer

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.

Contact Carol Colar or fill out an online application.

From some of our volunteers

Medical Transportation and Volunteer Services