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Assisted Volunteer Driving

From April 2022 to March 2023, we’re proud to have made the following impact:


drives to medical appointments


hours driven by our volunteers


KM driven by our volunteers


This program is designed to support clients in the Ancaster area who have limited or no means of transportation to get to and from medical and/or professional appointments within the Ancaster/Dundas/Hamilton area.  The program relies on volunteers to drive seniors to their medical or medical related appointments, and bring them back home. Medical appointments will always take precedence over professional appointments.   

There is a nominal fee associated with the service in order to help offset the cost of gas, and mileage on the volunteers car.  Potential clients must register with the program coordinator, Kristin Shuttleworth at 905-648-6675 or 905-973-0318.

Ancaster Community Services requests a minimum of 3 days’ notice to fill a drive request as the program is powered by volunteers. The more time provided the better the chances are of filling a request. Clients are invoiced monthly via mail or email.

Register for this program

Please call the Program Manager, Kristin Shuttleworth at 905-648-6675 or 905-973-0318.

COVID-19 Program Safety Procedures:

To ensure the well-being of both our volunteers and clients, we are currently taking the following increased health and safety measures due to the developments surrounding COVID-19. Please see drop down menus below.

  • Self-screen for any symptoms of COVID-19 before picking up a client
  • Wash and sanitize their hands upon arrival and departure (PPE packages can be provided by ACS)
  • Wear masks during the drive
  • Practice Social Distancing with clients and the public
  • Drop clients off at the specified medical building – volunteers are not permitted to accompany clients to their appointments
  • Sanitize their vehicle before and after the drive (disinfectant spray has been provided)
  • Self-screen for any symptoms of COVID-19 before being picked up for an appointment
  • Wash and sanitize their hands upon arrival and departure
  • Wear masks during the drive and at their appointment
  • Practice Social Distancing with volunteers and the public
  • Understand the volunteer is only able to take you to your appointment and back. No additional stops are permitted.
  • Become a volunteer driver

    If you would like to be a Volunteer Driver for this program, please fill out the volunteer application form and email it to us at or contact us at 905-648-6675 or 905-973-0318

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