mission:: vaccinate

Free rides for seniors to get their COVID vaccine

Do you need a free ride to get your vaccine? Great news!
Our new mission::vaccinate program will send a volunteer driver or taxi your way to give you a free ride to your appointment!

Those who qualify for mission::vaccinate must be 62 years of age or older, unable to drive and unable to access transportation. Younger riders over 18 considered “at risk” may qualify as well if mobility is restricted by a chronic illness or disability. This program will be available through May 31, 2021 or when funds are exhausted.

We want nothing to stand in the way of you getting your vaccination! If you qualify and need a free ride to your vaccine appointment, call us at 805-925-8000!

LOOKING FOR A FREE RIDE?

We’re giving free rides to vaccination appointments! To be eligible mission::vaccinate free ride, you must:

  • Be at least 62 years of age OR be 18+ years old and
    considered “at risk” (if your mobility is restricted by a
    chronic illness and you lack access to transportation – this
    can be confirmed by providing a doctor’s note).
  • Be unable to drive
  • Be able to walk without the assistance of your driver (canes
    and walkers will be placed in the vehicle during the ride).

If you live in participating areas of Santa Barbara County* and
qualify for a free ride, here’s what to do:

  1. If you haven’t already, first register for your free vaccination by calling 2-1-1 to make an appointment. 
  2. Once registered, call our office at 805-925-8000 and someone on our staff will arrange your free ride for you (and ensure you are in a region of the county served by this program*).

Two-day advance notice is required. Your vaccination location must be within 10 miles of where you live. You will be required to wear a face mask and follow COVID safety protocols at all times.

Schedule your mission::vaccinate ride by calling us at 805-925-8000

*Sorry, due to lack of funding, we’re unable to serve those living in Solvang and Buellton (mid-county), Cuyama, and those living from Montecito to Carpinteria. 

VOLUNTEER FOR mission::vaccinate

We need volunteer drivers! Join the mission::vaccinate campaign – grab your car keys and provide lifesaving rides to seniors.

Give anywhere from one hour a week – or several hours a month. Volunteering for Community Partners in Caring means you choose your schedule as a mission::vaccinate volunteer! Plus, you can receive mileage reimbursements, too. New volunteers go through an on-boarding and orientation process that takes one to two weeks and includes COVID-19 safety protocols and sanitation training.

  • Must be a non-smoker
  • Must be aged 21+
  • Pass a local/national background check
  • Must have access to a safe and reliable vehicle
  • Must carry/maintain auto insurance
  • Must wear a face mask and follow COVID safety protocols at all times

Grab those keys and make a life-saving difference to a senior! Volunteer today!

Or contact us at [email protected] or 805-925-8000

In addition to launching mission::vaccinate, Community Partners in Caring’s volunteers also offer an array of other free helpful programs to area seniors, including grocery pick-up/delivery, free food delivery, senior programming enrollment, rides to medical appointments, yard work, and “friendly calls” to break up the day and reduce senior isolation. Tax-deductible donations to support this important work can be made by mail or directly through our website. Click here.

mission::vaccinate RESOURCES: SPREAD THE WORD!

Spread the word about mission::vaccinate with these easy-to-use resources. Share with neighbors, friends, at your place of worship, and through your organization!