Shepherd’s Center Needs More Volunteers

Shepherd’s Center Needs More Volunteers

Shepherd’s Center Needs More Volunteers

Shepherd’s Center of McLean-Arlington-Falls Church (SCMAFC), an all-volunteer organization, is seeking additional volunteers to support its mission of providing free transportation to seniors for medical and dental appointments or run errands to grocery stores and pharmacies.

The Center is an all-volunteer non-profit organization [501(c)(3)] that has been operating since 2006.

Shepherd’s Center volunteers provided 2,362 rides in 2022 and 2,758 rides thus far this year. Of the rides provided this year, 57% were medically related, 17% grocery, and 21% for physical therapy. The Center has added 35 new drivers this year and 83 new riders, so there’s a continued need for additional volunteers. 

There is no set quota; volunteers are free to choose when and how often they drive. They can choose rides that are one-way or round trip. The best part is not only do drivers help those in need, they also get to meet wonderful folks, often with very interesting backgrounds and stories to tell. 

For detailed information or to apply, please visit the Center’s website or call (703) 506-2199 and leave a message