Waldo Community Action Partners announce opportunity to make a difference and earn money

Info sessions slated
Apr 08, 2014

Waldo Community Action Partners (WCAP) is currently looking for reliable volunteer drivers to provide valuable support services to the community by picking up and driving people to medical appointments and family visits using their own vehicles.

The program is a valuable service to the community and directly improves the quality of life for many of our friends and neighbors every day. All WCAP volunteer drivers receive tax-exempt reimbursement for miles traveled at $0.44 cents per mile and free training in CPR, first aid, passenger assistance techniques, communication, DHHS child transport, securing child car seats and emergency vehicle evacuation procedures.

“The WCAP transportation program is not just of great value to people who need rides,” says WCAP Transport Program Director Edward Murphy. “Apart from the satisfaction of knowing that you help someone in a very direct way, all of our volunteer drivers earn money tax free that does not affect any other benefits. It’s a great way to make a positive difference in someone else’s life, become part of a team working to build a stronger community and earn money at the same time,” he adds.

Throughout the month of April WCAP will offer a series of public information sessions for anyone interested in learning more about this opportunity: April 10 at 6 p.m. at Waldo Community Action Partners conference room, 9 Field St. in Belfast; April 16 at 6 p.m. at the United Christian Church community room to the left of the chapel in the church, 30 Searsmont Road in Lincolnville Center (across from Lincolnville Telephone Company); April 17 at 6 p.m. at Liberty Town Office, 7 Water St. in Liberty; and April 24 at 6 p.m. at Waldo Community Action Partners conference room, 9 Field St. in Belfast. All sessions are open to anyone and will include an overview of Waldo Community Actions Partners and the Volunteer Driver Program. No registration is required.

In addition to the meetings above, WCAP encourages local churches and volunteer organizations to contact WCAP to schedule a presentation for their members at their location. For more information or if you are interested in becoming a driver, please call Lisa Salisbury at 207 338-4769.

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