Transportation & Grocery Shopping

Volunteers transport clients in the volunteers’ vehicle to do grocery shopping, attend appointments, or participate in social activities in the community.

Please Note

  • This service is provided by volunteers and is contingent upon their availability.
  • Cost is based on kilometres which begin and end at the senior’s house.
  • All volunteer drivers are 21+ years of age, hold a valid BC driver’s license with a minimum of 5 years driving experience, a clean Driver’s Abstract, and appropriate insurance coverage.
  • Vehicles and drivers are not able to accommodate wheelchairs.
  • Clients are responsible for all parking costs.

Fee Structure

 Fee Category Single Income
Clients living alone
Household Income
Clients not living alone
Charge to Client
 A Below $17,350  Below $26,450  $0/km (100% subsidy)
 B  $17,351 – $24,500  $26,451 – $37,100  $0.15/km (70% subsidy)
 C  $24,501 – $38,400  $37,101 – $72,000  $0.35/km (30% subsidy)
 D  Over $38,400  Over $72,000  $0.50/km (no subsidy)

Policies

  • Rates are per hour.
  • A 1 hour block is available at the subsidized rate each week.
  • Clients are able to purchase additional hours at full price, depending on availability.
  • There is a 24 hour minimum cancellation policy for services. Clients may be charged $5 if they cancel with less than 24 hours’ notice.