How You Can Help

Volunteer

Volunteer!

BECOME A DRIVING FORCE FOR SENIORS

Got time? Consider joining the NVC MVV program. Our Most Valuable Volunteer program is essential to the health and well-being of our community’s residents. Opportunities include:

  • Call Center Staff (training provided)
  • Office Support
  • Give a Lift! Transport folks to doctor appointments, senior centers, shopping and more. Drive as little as one trip per week or as much as you like!

Download, complete and send in the application OR apply on line (click on “Download Application Packet”)

{I love driving for Northwest Valley Connect because I get to know such interesting people and I know I am helping them live more productive and healthy lives. It’s hugely rewarding to know I am making a difference for so many seniors who might be homebound without me.
KC, El Mirage

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to commit to the same time period each week?

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In most cases ‘no’.  However, it is much easier for our Call Center staff to schedule rides when you volunteer for a consistent schedule. You can change your schedule at any time

What if I am not available all year round?

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We appreciate the time you can give us.

If I am a driver, what about insurance coverage?

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Your insurance will be the primary coverage should you have an accident.  We ask that you carry  coverage of $100/$300.  NVC has a secondary coverage that will cover beyond what you carry. 

Do I get reimbursed for miles driven with my own car?

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You can elect to be reimbursed for mileage at the rate of $0.33 per mile driven.

Am I responsible for transporting people with physical disabilities, i.e. someone in a wheel chair?

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In some cases you may be asked to transport someone with a physical disability.  People who can transfer out of their wheelchair into the car seat will do so and the wheelchair may be folded and put in the trunk or left at home.  You will decide if this is something you are comfortable and capable of doing or if you only want to transport those who are ambulatory.

If I am taking someone shopping, is there a limit to the number of bags of groceries I can take?

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If you are uncomfortable with the amount of groceries a client is getting and the time or effort it will take to get all of those groceries into their home, you can let us know and we will discuss with them for the next trip.

Is there a minimum amount of people we can transport at one time?

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You can only transport as many people as you have seat belts for.

What happens if my car breaks down or has a flat while I have a passenger on board?

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You call the dispatcher during business hours and we will send someone out to get the passenger and help you make the calls to get help.

Make A Gift

You can provide the Gift of Mobility to our community.

CLICK HERE

Donate Your Old Vehicle

Do you have a car, truck, boat or motorhome that you no longer drive? When you donate it to NVC you are helping us fulfill our mission to improve the lives of seniors, veterans and individuals with disabilities with reliable transportation services.

CALL 623.282.9300

In-Kind Support

Contact our office for information and drop-off instructions.

CALL 623.282.9300

Workplace Giving

-Host a gas card drive to give to NVC volunteers to lighten their load

-Promote volunteerism through your newsletters and bulletins

-Host a fundraiser

-Set up an auto-deduction for your employees to give through a payroll deduction

Community Organizations

HOW YOUR FAITH COMMUNITY OR SERVICE ORGANIZATION CAN HELP

-Promote volunteerism through your newsletters and bulletins

-Host a gas card drive to give to NVC volunteers to lighten their load

-Host a fundraiser

Arizona Charitable Tax Credit

You can donate even if you are not getting a refund. The tax credit actually reduces your tax liability, whether you owe taxes or not! Unused credits may be carried over to the following year.

Filing single the maximum amount is $421, filing jointly the maximum credit is $841.

DOLLAR - FOR - DOLLAR CREDIT

It comes right off the top of your Arizona state taxes.

NO NEED TO ITEMIZE

Any Arizona tax payer can take advantage of the Arizona Tax Credit.

TAKE ALL THE CREDITS

You can take the Charitable + Public School + Private School Tuition + Foster Care tax credits.

Northwest Valley Connect is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and a qualifying tax credit organization.

EIN # 46-4635030
QCO # 20817 (this code is necessary for filing your AZ tax credit)

Legacy Giving

Including Northwest Valley Connect in your estate plan is the best way to Leave a Legacy.

Your final wishes will assure people receive vital transportation services in our community. Our staff will be happy to answer your questions and strongly suggest you speak to your attorney about your specific situation and wishes.

 

Questions?
Contact Us!

Join Our Legends Society

When you make a NVC a beneficiary of your estate, you are assuring that your name lives on to support seniors and individuals with disabilities with essential rides to enhance the quality of their lives for years to come.

For more information CONTACT US!

Donate Your RMD

While you must withdrawal your Required Minimum Distribution from your IRA, you can contribute to NVC, to help individuals in your community with vital transportation AND receive a huge tax benefit.

For more information CONTACT US!

Join Our Legends Society

When you make NVC a beneficiary of your estate, you are assuring that your name lives on to support seniors and individuals with disabilities with essential rides to enhance the quality of their lives for years to come.

For more information CONTACT US!

BEQUEST

Remember Northwest Valley Connect with a charitable bequest in your will or trust. It is the easiest way you can leave a gift that will have a lasting impact. Please inform us of your decision to help with our recordkeeping and to ensure your wishes are fulfilled by clicking HERE.

BENEFICIARY DESIGNATION

Life Insurance – Add Northwest Valley Connect as a beneficiary of your life insurance policy. Contact your insurance company or agent and ask for a new beneficiary form. Please inform NVC of your decision to help with our recordkeeping and to ensure your wishes are fulfilled by clicking HERE.

Retirement Investment Accounts – Name Northwest Valley Connect partial or full beneficiary of your IRA, 401k, pension, investment, or bank account. Contact your financial planner or banker to change beneficiaries. You can change beneficiaries at any time in the future. Please inform NVC of your decision to help with our recordkeeping and to ensure your wishes are fulfilled by clicking HERE.

CHARITIABLE GIFT

Annuity ($50,000 gift minimum) – “Buy” a Charitable Gift Annuity with cash or appreciated stock and receive a fixed payment for the rest of your life for you or a dear one (rates based on age).

You will receive quarterly fixed payments for your life or a designated annuitant. These payments are based on current rates depending on your age or the age of your designated annuitant. A portion of these payments may be tax-free if the gift is cash. Gifting appreciated stock may help you avoid a portion of the capital gains tax.

Contact us to be provided with illustrations of possible Charitable Gift Annuity payouts based on the amount of your gift, your age, tax bracket, and some personal information. These illustrations will allow you to make an informed decision on making this type of gift.