Volunteers in Transportation: Some Issues to Consider
Volunteer transportation programs can be rewarding — for you, your volunteers, and your customers — if you are well prepared and well organized. Before beginning a volunteer transportation program for your transit agency, or starting up a transit service that will operate with volunteers, consider your resources.
This National RTAP Technical Brief, Volunteers in Transportation: Some Issues to Consider, will show you how to evaluate and explore the human and financial resources necessary for a successful program. It is important to remember that volunteer does not mean free. There are expenses inherent in operating a volunteer program that will be discussed in this brief. The brief was updated in 2018.