Your Campus Connection
Drive Happiness is a non-profit organization which provides low-cost, volunteer-based assisted transportation to older Albertans. It ensures seniors who are unable to drive or use alternate forms of transit due to health, mobility, and/or income barriers are connected to community-based programs and services. This means seniors can attend recreation programs, socialize with loved ones, attend community events, obtain medical care, pick up groceries, and do all the things they need to live well. It also means that caregivers receive a much-needed break.
Volunteering with Drive Happiness has definite perks. You choose when and where you drive, and there is no minimum/ maximum requirement so volunteering is convenient for you. You also receive a fuel reimbursement and COVID-19 PPE. But most importantly, you get to meet vibrant, appreciative seniors who have interesting life stories to share. So volunteering will not only help you help your community, but will also give you an opportunity to make new friends and have fun.
Drivers must own a clean, well-maintained vehicle and complete our application form. They must also present a clean driving abstract, a class 5 license, and proof of registration & insurance.
Online flexible training.
Volunteering with Drive Happiness is incredibly rewarding! Rather than being behind the scenes, you're in the drivers seat socializing with grateful passengers. It's also a great opportunity to develop intergenerational friendships and to bring a smile to people going through difficult life circumstances, such as those using the service to obtain critical medical care.
Contact:Name: Tristen Runzer
Phone: 780-424-5438 ext. 3
Location:9916 45th Ave NW
Edmonton , Alberta
Fall/Winter Hours (starting Sep 1, 2022)
Student Life Central (SUB 0-81): 9am - 5pm
InfoLink ONEcard Service Centre (HUB 9104): 8:30am - 4:30pm
International Services Centre (Telus 142): 8:30am - 4:30pm
Student Service Centre (Administration Building): 1pm - 4pm
InfoLink CAB Desk (Central Academic Building): 10am - 4pm
InfoLink SUB Main Floor Desk: 10am - 4:30pm
Student Life Central
Students' Union Building
University of Alberta
8900 - 114 Street NW