The STAR and TRIP volunteer driver programs empower older adults and people with disabilities to remain independent by providing a mileage reimbursement for their friends, neighbors, and other community members who provide them with rides.
STAR and TRIP do not provide a pool of volunteer drivers, but rather allow the rider to find their own trusted driver and provide a mileage reimbursement. A caregiver (IHSS workers qualify), friend or neighbor may be a driver. You can have more than one driver and we encourage you to do so.
Trip purposes are not limited under the STAR and TRIP programs. Participants may receive door to door assistance and companionship for medical appointments, shopping, classes, family visits, or even a meal and a night out.
To qualify you must:
- Live in Marin County AND
- Be over the age of 60 OR be under the age of 60 and have been approved for Marin Access Paratransit
STAR (East/Central Marin) riders are reimbursed at 35 cents per mile up to 100 miles per month.
TRIP (West Marin) riders are reimbursed 40 cents per mile up to 400 miles per month.
STAR and TRIP riders are responsible for finding their own volunteer and arranging their ride. If you would like assistance identifying potential volunteer drivers, Travel Navigators are available to help you consider your options.
If you live in West Marin and need assistance finding a volunteer, West Marin Senior Services (WMSS) is able to help. Once you are determined eligible for the program, call WMSS at 415.663.8148 x 103, to request help finding a ride.