Quotes from current volunteers: 

“I love driving for ETS. I get more than I give.“

“The organization is a great service for the community. For volunteers, it is an excellent, flexible way to ‘pay-back'”

“We give rides, but also companionship and respect.”

“This is truly a tremendous organization. I’ve always been impressed with everything ETS does. Very professional in its approach to everything. After close to four years I still feel enthused and fully committed.”

Are you a good, reliable driver? Do you like helping people who are appreciative and in real need of help? If this describes you, ETS/NW will bring you smiles and miles of satisfaction. Our volunteers have been with us for an average of five years, so they clearly love what they do!

Volunteer Responsibilities: As an ETS/NW volunteer driver, you are responsible for helping your passenger to the car and safely transporting them to and from their appointment. Our passengers must be able to get in and out of a car unassisted. The average age of our passengers is 85 years old. They are so appreciative of all of our drivers. It is truly a rewarding volunteer opportunity.

Volunteering for ETS/NW is FLEXIBLE! YOU choose your schedule and how often you would like to drive. With our web-enabled software, you can go online and choose the rides that fit your lifestyle and schedule. We work with you and your personal schedule!

Requirements: You must be at least 21 years old, hold a valid Illinois driver’s license, have an acceptable driving record and carry auto liability insurance card (copies of which will need to be shared with ETS/NW). We will run criminal and driving background checks, as well as we ask for two references.  We carry additional liability insurance on all of our drivers. 


(Please download files #1, #2 & #3.  If you are over age 55, please also download #4)

  1. Click HERE for the application
  2. Click HERE for liability insurance information (and confirmation checklist)
  3. Click HERE for COVID19 Additional Guidelines
  4. Click HERE for AmeriCorps Seniors RSVP application (for drivers 55+)