Minnesota’s Road to Volunteer Drivers Virtual Forum Series

About the Series

Minnesota's Road to Volunteer Drivers Virtual Forum Series with State of Minnesota wordmark over an aerial view of a road and autumn leaves on treesThis virtual forum series is convened and sponsored by the Minnesota Council on Transportation Access in partnership with the Minnesota Volunteer Driver Coalition and will bring together volunteer driver program administrators, volunteer drivers, riders, funders, transportation policy advocates, and transportation stakeholders. The series will provide participants with the opportunity to share information to help maintain and strengthen these programs. All events will have live captioning and ASL interpretation. The events will be recorded and posted to the individual event web pages.

Series Schedule

Complete descriptions and speaker information for each event will be posted on each individual event web page as soon as they are available.

Wednesday, November 18, 2020, 9:00-10:00 a.m.

#1st Stop: Current State and a Look into the Future of Volunteer Drivers

Wednesday, December 9, 2020, 9:30-11:30 a.m.

#2nd Stop: Policy Issues and Real Life Stories

Wednesday, January 20, 2021, 9:30-11:30 a.m.

#3rd Stop: Volunteer Driver Recruitment and Promotion

Wednesday, February 17, 2021, 9:30-11:30 a.m.

#4th Stop: How to Start a Volunteer Driver Program

Wednesday, March 17, 2021, 9:30-11:30 a.m. and 1:00-3:00 p.m.

#5th Stop:

  • Person-Centered Training: The person is the primary focus rather than a disability: 9:30-11:30 a.m.
  • Cultural Diversity & Equity Training: 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Wednesday, April 21, 2021, 9:30-11:30 a.m. and 1:00-3:00 p.m.

#6th Stop:

  • Trauma-informed Care Training: 9:30-11:30 a.m.
  • Providing Community Education About People Who Are Deaf and Hard of Hearing: 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Wednesday, May 19, 2021, 9:30-11:30 a.m. and 1:00-3:00 p.m.

#7th Stop: Best Practices for Volunteer Driver Programs to include: Safety, Security, Crisis, Medical, Passenger, Resiliency & Boundary Issues

  • Best Practices Session 1: 9:30-11:30 a.m.
  • Best Practices Session 2: 1:00-3:00 p.m.


The virtual forums are free to attend, but registration is required. After you register, you will receive an email confirmation with Zoom login information for the forum series. You will also receive an email reminder with the login information one day prior to and one hour prior to the start of each virtual forum.

You will automatically be registered for all of the virtual forum series events; you may attend as many as you wish using the same Zoom information. Your login information should not be shared with others; each person must register individually.

If you’re unable to join the live broadcasts, recordings with captioning and ASL interpretation will be available on the individual forum web pages following each event.

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