Donation or Item Transportation
Transportation and Delivery Volunteers are able to help meet the needs of people in our community simply by loading and transporting items in their spare time.
Area IV receives requests from clients for needed items that they are unable to obtain on their own or through other community resources. Area IV receives community donations and collaborates with local organizations to meet these needs. Some of our clients are no longer able to drive, lack informal supports and/or are unable to complete the physical task of obtaining an item. Therefore there are instances that require transportation and delivery of an item once a donation has been received. Transportation/Delivery is generally a one-time service.
The travel area includes all 8 counties: Benton, Carroll, Clinton, Fountain, Montgomery, Tippecanoe, White, and Warren.
Small Item Deliveries: Incontinency Supplies, Durable Medical Equipment (wheelchairs, bath chairs, walkers, etc.). All of which, can generally fit into most vehicles.
Large Item Deliveries: On occasion, larger donations are received, such as hospital beds, lift chairs, or power scooters. In these instances, Area IV does not store these items. Area IV staff coordinates pick-up and delivery between donor and client, as well as arranges transportation and delivery of the item with the volunteer. **Larger items may also require multiple volunteers to load and unload items as well as proper transportation (i.e., a truck).
How Local Deliveries Work: Area IV staff coordinates donations within each county. Small items such as those listed above are able to be transported by staff to local Area IV county offices. Local volunteers in each county will pick up the donated item(s) from the Area IV office and deliver it to a client within their county. Area IV staff will arrange and confirm pick-up and delivery with client and volunteer.
- Transporting individual
- Any type of personal or hands-on care such as: bathing, dressing, grooming, feeding, or medication dispensing