Council on Aging Seeks Weston Shuttle Drivers
Tis the season for thinking about how to help your Community now and in the new year. One idea is to apply to be a driver for the Weston Shuttle, the 14-person van that can hit 0-60 in about never, or the MV-1 perhaps which is cool-looking. I would drive that. That’s not the point of course, but our seniors who don’t drive anymore need your help so they can access services in the region.
The Weston Council on Aging (COA) is seeking drivers for the Weston Shuttle for a regular shift on Fridays and other days as needed, which could include driving for daytime, evening or weekend trips. Rides on the shuttle provide local transportation to residents who no longer drive or those who feel less comfortable driving to certain locations.
Rides can be requested for anything from running to town center to the post office, a needed medical appointment, a lunch date with a friend, a grocery store or a town meeting to fulfill their civic duty. The driver will be requested to drive a 14-passenger wheelchair-accessible bus and a smaller wheelchair-accessible car. No special license is required, just your normal Massachusetts driver’s license. Mandatory training is provided.
The COA is limited in the amount of transportation it can provide residents because they currently have very little driver availability. Think about it. Imagine if you couldn’t hop in the car and run down to the bank or how stressful it would be to have to miss an important medical appointment because you couldn’t get there. Please consider applying so residents have as much coverage as possible.
If you are interested, please contact Audrey Pepper at 781-786-6280 for more information. This position is a Town of Weston paid position. Send resume and cover letter to email@example.com or mail to Council on Aging, Attn., 20 Alphabet Road, Weston, MA 02493.