Who do we serve?
We serve adults who:
- Are age 60 and over
- Are non-driving or limited driving
- Live in their own residence or live in a senior living community where they do not have access to transportation services
- Live within the boundary of our service area (see map)
- Are able to walk on their own or with walkers or cane (Volunteers cannot transport wheelchairs or lift clients in any manner)
- Clients must own and carry a cellular phone to maintain contact with volunteers and staff while using Chariot Services for transportation.
Where do we go?
We serve 18 zip codes in South, Southwest, and Southeast Travis County as well as Lakeway, Dripping Springs, and Elgin.
How do we do it?
We are a free service providing rides 7 days a week within our service area. Our volunteer drivers are at the ready to provide you, or a loved one, door-to-door service for one-way or roundtrip requests.
Once you have enrolled in our service (see form below), you can simply call us at 512-445-5552, Monday-Friday 9-5 to schedule rides (ride requests must be submitted to Chariot at least 7 days before your appointment).
Want to know more?
Our background checked, trained volunteer drivers sign up to drive you using our online ride calendar. Once clients are screened for eligibility, they can request rides online or by phone with our Service Coordinator team. We have Spanish speaking coordinators to help clients with requests when needed.
For group rides, paid van drivers provide weekly scheduled rides throughout our growing service area for grocery shopping, senior center activities, and fitness classes to keep seniors living independently. Our paid drivers also are available to provide individual rides when volunteers are not available.
Because volunteers often choose to repeatedly drive the same client, friendships and community are formed. This connection and comfort separate us from other costly, impersonal options such as Uber and Lyft.
What our clients say…
I have used your services since you were Faith in Action Caregivers for my radiation appointments. Thank you for getting me to medical appointments during the pandemic!
The drivers are wonderful! These rides to the doctor and the grocery store have helped me live independently in my own home.
Chariot helps me play cards with my friends every week.
These rides have helped me continue to stay involved in the one activity that means so much to me, volunteering at The Gathering Place.
To start your enrollment in Chariot programs, please complete and submit the form below. Within the next week, our Client and Volunteer Services Coordinator will contact you to schedule your client intake, and you will be notified when you can start booking rides. If you have questions about enrolling, you may call us at 512-445-5552.
Para inscribirse en los programas de Chariot, por favor complete y envíe el siguiente formulario. Si necesita ayuda para inscribirse, puede llamarnos al 512-445-5552.
Chariot is actively monitoring developments related to COVID-19. We are taking proactive measures to protect the health and well-being of our clients, volunteers and staff as we continue to provide transportation to our neighbors in Travis, Hays and Bastrop Counties.
Clients should review our client covid protocol.