Friday, October 25, 2013

Active Volunteer Campaign

It’s no secret that we are in great need of new Hyde Shuttle volunteer drivers in Burien and Des Moines/Normandy Park (and could use additional volunteer divers in Shoreline as well).  I’m hesitant to use the term “crisis,” but the situation is certainly far from ideal.  There are often times during which the shuttles are unable to operate because of holes in the weekly driver schedules-- forcing seniors and folks with disabilities to scramble to find other ways to get to their necessary errands and outings.
But we’re working very hard to turn this gloomy state of affairs around!  We recently kicked off our Active Volunteer Campaign to reach new potential volunteers looking for an enjoyable and meaningful way to spend their time.  This recruitment venture highlights the many diverse interests and hobbies of our volunteers.  Brady from Des Moines kindly agreed to step in as our model volunteer driver, and the flyers feature Brady taking part in a variety of activities—from playing tennis, to drinking lattes, to playing Frisbee, to playing his guitar, to riding his motorcycle.  (Residents of Burien, Des Moines, Normandy Park, and Shoreline, please look out for them around town!). 

The text of the flyers states the following: “Our volunteer drivers live active, full lives, and the Hyde Shuttles ensure that seniors and folks with disabilities can live active lives as well.  Whatever your interests, hobbies, or passions, you can make a difference.  Come join Brady and our team of valuable and compassionate Hyde Shuttle volunteers to give back to the Burien community!  It will become your new favorite pastime.”
May this message reach the right people; may we soon be blessed with an overabundance of volunteer Hyde Shuttle drivers ready to add a new helpful, worthwhile diversion to their busy schedules!


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“Behind the Wheel” offers stories, reflections, news and updates about Sound Generations’ (formerly Senior Services') Transportation Program. Throughout King County, our inspiring volunteers provide needed mobility to local seniors, supporting them in their efforts to remain independent, healthy, and happy. Please drop by to read more about the unique experiences of our volunteers, clients and staff!
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