Volunteer Driver

Volunteer Driver and Rider SmilingOverview

The Volunteer Driver Program provides transportation to senior citizens and persons with disabilities for specialized medical appointments (not otherwise available in Hunterdon County).

Provision of service is limited; subject to the availability of Volunteer Drivers.

This service is available Monday to Friday.

Appointments at the Doctor's Office should be scheduled between the hours of 9:30 am and 2:30 pm.

Eligibility

Transportation is available to Hunterdon County senior citizen residents and persons with a disability for specialized medical appointments not otherwise available in Hunterdon County.

Provision of service is limited; subject to the availability of Volunteer Drivers.

This is a first come first served service available; at the discretion of the County Transportation Coordinator.

Cost Share FormFares

All Senior Passengers will receive a cost-share envelope with a suggested Fare of $5 one way, all tolls and parking fees are to be paid at the time of occurrence by the passenger.

If under 60 and disabled a Fare of $10 round trip will be collected at the time of boarding the vehicle. All tolls and parking fees are to be paid at the time of occurrence by the passenger.

The County is not responsible for any fees assessed to the patient for missed Doctor Appointments due to inclement weather, traffic, or other reasons beyond our control.

Request Service

To request transportation to a Specialized Medical Appointment outside of Hunterdon County please call 800-842-0531 at least 2 weeks in advance of your appointment

Before placing the call please have the time of the appointment, Doctor's name, address, and phone number ready.

Once a Volunteer Driver is scheduled you will receive a phone call about 1 week before your appointment with the pick up time and driver's first name.

The County is not responsible for any fees assessed to the patient for missed Doctor appointments due to inclement weather, traffic, or other reasons beyond our control.

Cancel Service

If you need to cancel the trip, you must call 800-842-0531 at least 24 hours in advance.

No Shows: If the driver arrives at your pick-up location and you no longer need the trip this is considered a no-show and further Volunteer Trip requests may be denied.

Inclement Weather: The Volunteer Drivers Trips are scheduled with LINK but the actual Drivers report to the Department of Human Services. If the LINK is closed that does not automatically cancel your trip. If the LINK Service is closed due to inclement weather, please immediately contact the Department of Human Services by calling 908-788-1368 to check the status of your trip or to cancel your trip.

The County is not responsible for any fees assessed to the patient for missed Doctor appointments due to inclement weather, traffic, or other reasons beyond our control.