Volunteer Drivers - VA St. Louis Health Care System
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VA St. Louis Health Care System


Volunteer Drivers

Many veterans depend on generous volunteer drivers to get them to and from their VA St. Louis Health Care System appointments. The Volunteer Transportation Network (VTN) uses donated or VA purchased vans, driven by VA volunteer drivers, to transport our veterans to medical appointments. The VTN is a partnership between the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Disabled American Veterans (DAV).

To use this service, veterans must be ambulatory, able to get from their home into the van and to their appointment location with limited assistance.

Without the dedicated DAV volunteer drivers, many veterans would be unable to get to and from their medical appointments.

Volunteer drivers must have a valid driver’s license (chauffer’s license not required), a good driving record, your own auto insurance, pass a medical evaluation and be registered as a VA volunteer. Drivers are needed in all areas, both Illinois and Missouri. For more information on becoming a volunteer DAV driver for the VA St. Louis Health Care System, please contact us. Download and print the VA DAV driver recruitment flyer to distribute at your organazation's meetings or hand out to people interested in becoming a volunteer driver. 

Transportation routes are operational in the following areas. To schedule DAV transportation to your VA appointment, call the number next to the route closest to you:
North St. Louis County - (314) 652-4100 x56988
South St. Louis City/County - (314) 652-4100 x56443
St. Charles (MO) - (314) 657-6011  
Troy (MO) - (636) 528-7551
Belleville (IL) - (314) 652-4100 x55321
Hillsboro (IL) - (217) 532-9695
Jerseyville (IL) - (618) 498-1810
Madison County (IL) - (314) 805-6558
Staunton (IL) - (314) 603-4856
Washington (MO) - (314) 478-3144

Recruitment efforts are underway in the following communities:
Granite City (IL)
Alton and East Alton (IL)
Festus (MO)