Volunteer Driver Program


COAST has partnered with the City of Portsmouth to help Portsmouth seniors and adults with disabilities get free transportation to and from their healthcare appointments. 

Help keep Portsmouth healthy by volunteering your time and your car to bring seniors and adults with disabilities to their medical appointments! 

Volunteer when it's convenient for you - as often or as infrequently as you'd like. No long-term commitment required. 

Receive $0.35 per mile while transporting passengers. 


All Volunteers Must:

  • Be at least 21 years old and have at least 5 years of safe driving experience. 
  • Have a reliable, clean vehicle. 
  • Have auto insurance with the following coverage minimums: Bodily Injury ($100,000 per individual, $300,000 per occurrence), Property Damage ($100,000 per occurrence), Medical Payments ($5,000), Uninsured/Underinsured Motorists Liability ($100,000 per individual, $300,000 per occurrence). 
  • Successfully complete a background check.
  • Complete a volunteer orientation with COAST staff. 


Apply Today!              

View Printable Application (PDF)


For more information, please contact:


volunteers [at] coastbus.org

Volunteer Driver Application 

This application will be used to established your eligibility as a volunteer for COAST. The information you provide helps us assure you, this organization, and the community, that the highest standards of safety and accountability are maintained. 

We appreciate your cooperation and your interest in our Volunteer Driver Program! 

General Information 

Primary Phone Number
Secondary Phone Number

Physical Address (Where you live)

Physical Address

Mailing Address (If different from Physical Address) 

Mailing Address (if different from Physical Address)

Safe Driving History

A positive response to the following questions will not necessarily preclude you from volunteering. 


Have you ever had your driver's license suspended, revoked, or refused?
Has an insurance company ever refused, canceled, non-renewed, or given notice of intention to non-renew automobile insurance to you?
Have you been convicted during the last 10 years of driving while intoxicated or under the influence of drugs?
Have you had any moving violations or citations (other than parking) that you have been convicted of, forfeited bail, or paid any fines for during the past 3 years?


  • I attest that the information supplied is true and accurate, and that I have not and will not withhold any information that would unfavorably affect my application for a volunteer position.
  • I understand that misrepresentations or omissions may be cause for my immediate rejection as an applicant for a volunteer position with COAST or my termination as a volunteer.
  • I understand that I will be required to sign an Authorization for a Background Check as part of the volunteer application process. 
  • I understand that any offer of a volunteer position is dependent on results of the background check.
  • I further understand that my position as a volunteer may be terminated immediately without cause and without notice at the sole discretion of COAST.

Level of Interest and Availability 

By providing the following information, COAST will be better able to offer volunteer assignments that best fit your schedule. This is not a commitment; it is simply letting us know your preferences. 

What time of day would you usually be available to volunteer?
Do you spend part of the year living in another location?

Are you willing/able to: 

Transport passengers with medical equipment (such as an oxygen tank or walker)?
Transport passengers with seeing eye/service dogs?
Have a passenger install an infant/child car seat in your vehicle?
Help a passenger carry groceries/packages to their door?
How did you hear about this opportunity?