Volunteers are essential to our service. To maintain accessibility and availability in the system, we need to maintain and sustain our volunteer workforce. We celebrate our volunteers annually at our Volunteer Appreciation event. For the last two years a volunteer driver has received our Volunteer of the Year Award.

We currently have 41 drivers, 14 in the South and 27 in North and Central Frontenac Townships.

                              15/16                                                          16/17

Distance:              727,848                                                       748,683

Hours:                     17,638                                                        18,377

We reimbursed drivers over $280,000 for their mileage last year.

To Become a Volunteer Driver You Must...

  1. Complete an FTS Volunteer Application Form (PDF).
  2. You must carry $2,000,000 liability on your car.
  3. You must provide 3 references.
  4. You must have a Vulnerable Screening check. There is no cost to you. We provide the paperwork required.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can volunteer?

To be a volunteer driver you must have your G license and a reliable vehicle.

How are drivers paid?

A volunteer driver is paid a mileage rate which is non-taxable. No wages are paid. We pay this bi-weekly.

What is the typical pay for rides?

A ride from Sharbot Lake to Kingston, the volunteer driver would be paid approximately $65.00.

A ride from Verona to Kingston, the volunteer driver would be paid approximately $40.00.