Friday, January 29, 2010


Its that time of the week again. We NEED volunteers for Saferides.

As of 2:12 today we have had NO replies to the messeges we sent out. Please help us, we cannot run the program alone!

If you can volunteer, email us at

Monday, January 25, 2010

This Weekend!

Last weekend we had NO volunteers.
No teens.
No drivers.
No adults.

We were able to scrounge together a staff for Friday and Saturday consisting of us teens, siblings, siblings friends and of course, Grant, our one consistent volunteer.

We DO NOT want to have to do this again, as we have been forced to many times. It is exceedingly dejecting and stressful for everyone.

We will be operating Saferides this weekend and we NEED volunteers. Please help us out. Email us at or leave a comment. If you cannot volunteer this weekend, but are free another time, feel free to let us know, planing in advance is not a problem at all.

-Isabel C.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Volunteers Needed!!

Saferides, being a non-profit, volunteer run program, needs volunteers.
At the moment, it is four teenage girls (myself included) who are running this program. We volunteer our nights every weekend from 10pm-2am. We have one driver/adult who constantly helps out, almost every night, and this is the entirity of our volunteer base. Five people. Four people are needed to run Saferides each night.
1 Adult (for insurance reasons)
1 Driver (to provide the means of transportation)
2 Teens (to act as Navigators and Dispatchers)

You do not have to be able to drive to volunteer! If you are under 18 and wish to help out, you must sign a Permission and Consent form, and a Volunteer agreement form, which your parents must also sign.

We are trying to get these documents availiable on the site. We can also email the document to you if you wish.

Volunteering pays off! From volunteering at Saferides you can get:

1) Up to eight hours (double hours due to lack of volunteers) for one night (four hours) at saferides.
2) Sleep! Thats right, you can sleep, though one person must remain awake to answer calls.
3) Homework, knitting, book reading, and other hobbies done! Spend your four hours doing something productive!
4) A happy glow and a warm feeling in your heart knowing you may have saved someones life.

PLEASE VOLUNTEER! Email us at, leave a comment, or call 1-888-550-7433 during saferides operational hours only (10pm-2am).

Thursday, January 21, 2010

New Website!

Officially, Saferides now has its very own website! We hope this website will help clarify how to use Saferides, what we are here for, and help us get volunteers. This is the first post, and we are still working out how to work this, but we hope to have instructional videos, tips, volunteer forms and much more information up soon!

For information not yet on the site, feel free to email us at