Volunteers Needed

You can make a difference in your local community. Rural Transit needs volunteers to drive the vans and dispatch in the offices. Please call us if you are interested at 716-472-6065.

Why we need your help - Transportation gaps may persist for rural older adults despite infrastructure dollars.


Our Mission

“To identify and service community transportation needs of senior citizens, disabled and low/moderate income residents in communities of Erie County by establishing transportation through Volunteer and Community Support Services.”


What People Say


  • “I have been able to shop and visit my doctor’s which I would not be able to since
    I had to give up driving due to poor eyesight,”

    Charlotte from Clarence
  • "All my social life depends on Rural Transit Service. I also count on them for medical issues and other personal care.
    I would have to stay home in my one room living facility looking out the window.
    Rural Transit Service helps take the place of not being able to take care of my needs by myself,”

    Voiced Winnie of Orchard Park, Rural Transit Service client for 10+ years.
  • “The passing of my wife created a void in my life which RTS and the wonderful clients filled.
    No amount of money can compare to the feeling of happiness I get from helping others.
    I look forward to the days I volunteer, really volunteering for RTS has helped me,”

    Ralph of Hamburg, 7 year volunteer
  • “Rural Transit Service clients have impacted me personally with their wit and wisdom.
    I can see how important RTS is to many of them, providing them not only the needed rides to medical
    facilities but also the ability to lead fulfilled lives by utilizing the van for their everyday needs,”

    John of West Falls, 11 year volunteer