Our Heart2Heart Drivers bless the aging community by helping us reach seniors across South Florida.
Heart2Heart is based in Fort Lauderdale, but we serve seniors in Broward, Palm Beach and Miami-Dade counties. And our reach is constantly expanding. Right now, the distance between our southernmost care center we serve in Miami to our northernmost care center in West Palm Beach is a distance of 60 miles!
Our volunteer drivers allow us to reach seniors throughout the tri-county area at a moment’s notice.
Their willingness to drive all over the region allows us to serve more and more people each day.
C.A.R.E Package Drop Offs
Heart2Heart C.A.R.E. Package drivers bring joy to the lives of seniors by delivering care packages, emergency supplies, food or specialized equipment to enrich their lives. Heart2Heart often collects supplies or seasonal goodies from its base of generous supporters. Our volunteers or staff package the items, and our drivers deliver them into the community.
This ministry has been especially important during the COVID-19 pandemic. When care centers are closed or individual homes are sick and quarantining, our drivers help us reach seniors. The packages they drop off communicate let the recipients know that they are loved, even when we can’t meet in person.
Level of Commitment
C.A.R.E. Package drivers are an on-demand outreach program. They are often needed a couple days before holidays and throughout the year as needed. Delivery volunteers often participate in other Heart2Heart programs.
Without many public transportation options in South Florida, aging residents who live alone and cannot drive are at a disadvantage. Not only does a lack of transportation keep them more isolated in their homes, but it also can make them feel less independent and less valuable to their community.
Our Transportation Drivers help bridge that gap. These volunteers drive senior saints to their doctor appointments and take them to Sunday church services. Many help residents with errands, including weekly trips to the grocery store, pharmacy or post office.
While providing a needed and appreciated service, volunteer drivers forge meaningful relationships with those in their care – relationships that are powerful antidotes to isolation.
Level of Commitment
Transportation Drivers commit to our Person-Centered Approach, in which we respond to how each senior wants to be served. One person might need weekly transportation to Sunday church services. Another might need help running errands twice a month. As such, Heart2Heart would match your availability to the needs of a specific person.
Join the Team!
Becoming a Heart2Heart volunteer means that you are dedicated to serving the aging community. It means you want to connect in a meaningful way to seniors. It means you are committed to a consistent amount of time per month – whether that’s several hours a week or just a few hours per month.
Heart2Heart volunteers must be background checked and trained. Our training is online, through an online portal. We run fingerprints in our office in Fort Lauderdale, and you can schedule an appointment with us after you finish the training on the portal.
The first step is to create a volunteer account on our portal. To get started, click the button below.