Typically when you sign up for a ride, you will be given a pick up and drop off time. In some cases, you will exchange cell phone numbers so that you can confirm these times with the client or with a doctor’s office (if picking up after an appointment). The client will likely be waiting for you. You may or may not need to go to the door. Neighbor Brigade volunteers are not legally permitted to perform medical assistance or physically lift clients, but you can help carry or load any extra devices or material into or out of your car. Some rides are split up into separate drop off and pick up tasks and you may only decide to help with one leg of the ride, while other tasks will include both drop off and pickup. Make sure you know what you signed up for, as well as how long it will take you to get to and from the destination. You should know in advance and make sure your car is safe and clean enough to fit the recipient and anything they may have with them (wheelchair, walker, crutches, additional person).
What happens when I sign up for a ride?