National Volunteer Transportation Center - NVTC

  • Website
  • Promotes and supports the concept and practice of Volunteer Transportation Programs

An initiative by the Community Transportation of America Association (CTAA). Helen Kerschner, PhD is the director of the NVTC and a pioneer in the world of volunteer driver programs. Helen was previously president of the Beverly Foundation and creator of the Star Awards program. The NVTC, and Helen, is a great source of information on how to create a successful volunteer driver program.

Verified Volunteers

Assisted Rides has partnered with Verified Volunteers, Inc. who provide background and DMV checks of volunteers. An offshoot of the SterlingBackCheck Company, Verified Volunteers is the premier background check service for volunteer programs. For more information, contact Braden Beisse at or 503.348.2503.

National Volunteer Caregiving Network - NVCN

Continuing the legacy of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the NVCN is dedicated to creating independent living through the advocacy, support, and development of local volunteer caregiving programs

United We Ride - Coordinating Council on Access and Mobility - CCAM

  • Partnership of federal agencies improving the availability, quality and efficient delivery of transportation services

Partnering with the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), United We Ride has been rebranded the Coordinating Council on Access and Mobility. CCAM continues to promote further the mission of United We Ride, a 10-year initiative to help states and local communities coordinate across the various Federal programs associated with human services transportation.

National Center on Senior Transportation - NCST

NCST was authorized in the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act. With funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration, NCST was launched in 2006 and has been administered by Easter Seals, Inc. in partnership with the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) ever since (see Projects & Initiatives).

National Center for Mobility Management - NCMM

A wealth of information surrounding access and mobility. Provides information about federal grants as well as state and local level programs. In 2015 NCMN has partnered with the FTA in implementing its Rides to Wellness initiative to promote options to connect individuals with health care destinations.

CIMA Insurance

While Assisted Rides has no formal relationship with CIMA, in our years working with volunteer driver programs, we feel CIMA is the best source for liability insurance for volunteer programs. For more information contact William Henry at or 703.778.7310.