CARSS Needs Volunteer Drivers

Thelma Olgiati with CARSS driver Rhonda Friedberg  |  photo from Sausalito Currents  |  post by Larry Clinton

Call a Ride for Sausalito Seniors (CARSS) was founded in 2015 as a result of the hard work of the City’s Age Friendly Task Force. After surveying the community, the task force developed a plan prioritizing the needs of aging residents, and local transportation was at the top of the list.

In 2017, CARSS and its team of volunteer drivers provided more than 1,500 rides to residents of Sausalito, and members of the floating homes community, who are age 60 and older.

Unfortunately, CARSS is running low on volunteer drivers. If you have been thinking about volunteering in Sausalito, this is a great time to get started. CARSS requests that volunteers drive a minimum of one four-hour shift per month, or one there-and-back ride to an evening program at the Sausalito Library or another local venue.

Mary Ann Griller of Liberty Dock is a happy CARSS volunteer who enjoys meeting interesting new people, such as the blind lady who told her what turns to take on a recent drive. She says her CARSS clients are “Charming people, and pleasant to work with.”

To apply to become a CARSS driver, call (415) 944-5474 or download an application.

CARSS is a City of Sausalito program managed by Sausalito Village, the nonprofit volunteer organization that has provided many volunteers for past Floating Homes tours.

Learn more about Call A Ride For Sausalito Seniors: CARSS
Learn more about Age Friendly Sausalito
Learn more about Sausalito Village