Launching ‘A Drive for More Drivers’

Launching ‘A Drive for More Drivers’

— Potomac Community Village (PCV), with a mission of empowering older Potomac residents to age in place in their existing homes, strengthen existing social connections and build new ones, is starting a “Drive for More Drivers” campaign. The goal is two-fold: inform community members about PCV’s need for volunteer drivers, and encourage people who already know about it to step up and volunteer.

Volunteer drivers are asked to commit to driving a minimum of three times over the course of one year, but driving more frequently is welcomed. Volunteer drivers undergo training and a background check. Drivers can choose how often, where and when they will drive. All riders are able to get into and out of a car on their own. Drivers are not expected to provide medical assistance and are instructed to call 911 in case of emergency.

“We have more than two dozen volunteer drivers now, but as membership in PCV grows, our need for more drivers also grows,” PCV President Barry Perlis said. “We very much appreciate the time our drivers give to PCV, but also understand that they have other obligations, such as work, travel and their own family needs. “

For questions or to volunteer, call 240-221-1370 or email

PCV’s service area is the 20854 zip code. Volunteers of all ages, and from all zip codes, are welcome. For more information, to volunteer or to join, contact or 240-221-1370, or check out or