Registration open for Minnesota’s Road to Volunteer Drivers, a series of free virtual forums
STAPLES — A free series of virtual forums, Minnesota’s Road to Volunteer Drivers, begins this month to share information and support for volunteer drivers in Minnesota. Volunteer drivers are a critical resource in meeting the transportation needs of many Minnesotans without other practical options.
This virtual forum series is convened and sponsored by the Minnesota Council on Transportation Access in partnership with the Minnesota Volunteer Driver Coalition and will bring together volunteer driver program administrators, volunteer drivers, riders, funders, transportation policy advocates, and transportation stakeholders.
All Minnesota’s Road to Volunteer Drivers’ forums are offered at no cost via Zoom. Registration is required . Participates need to only register once to attend all the forums.
Detailed information on each session will also be posted several weeks in prior to the forum.
Nov. 18, 2020: Current State and a Look into the Future of Volunteer Drivers
Dec. 9, 2020: Policy Issues and Real Life Stories
Jan. 20, 2021: Volunteer Driver Recruitment and Promotion
Feb. 17, 2021: How to Start a Volunteer Driver Program
March 17, 2021: Person-centered Practices & Disability Etiquette for Volunteer Drivers and Cultural Diversity & Equity Training
April 21, 2021: Trauma-informed Care Training and Providing Community Education About People Who Are Deaf and Hard of Hearing
May 19, 2021: Best Practices for Volunteer Driver Programs — Safety, Security, Crisis, Medical, Passenger, Resiliency & Boundary Issues
The forums include closed captioning, ASL interpretation, and will be recorded for future access.
Region Five Development Commission is the facilitator for the Regional Transportation Coordinating Council in Region 5, working in partnership with the Minnesota Council on Transportation Access.
For questions or need a place to access the internet to participate in this training, contact Matt Kallroos at 763-486-8637 or email@example.com. Questions about this virtual forum can also be directed to Arlene Mathison at 612-624-3646 or firstname.lastname@example.org.