People from vulnerable communities can get back and forth to a vaccination center for free by booking through the Uber App. In its charm offensive, the American transportation company Uber is a partnership with the Red Cross started to make sure that anyone who wants to get his or her vaccination against the coronavirus.
Since the beginning of this year, the Red Cross has already transported thousands of elderly people to and from a vaccination location. These are vulnerable elderly people who have difficulty traveling independently to the location. They are accompanied from seat to seat by our drivers and support staff, so that they can still receive their COVID-19 injection. By helping with transport where necessary, vulnerable elderly people also have the chance to be vaccinated against the corona virus. The elderly who ride along often need extra support.
volunteer at the Red Cross
As a mentor or driver, you accompany a person seeking help together with your colleague. This always concerns people who can be transported seated, who cannot travel independently and who have no other options for transport on which they can fall back.
The primary task you have is guiding the person, practically one of the two escorts must also be able to drive the vehicle. During transport, special attention is paid to the comfort and state of mind of the client.
According to Uber, the company itself takes care of the discount and free rides and the drivers receive the normal compensation. The discount on the rides is available through Uber's mobile application. Those who want to use it must enter the code UBERNL2021 in the app before the trip to the vaccination center is booked.