CRT’s Retired & Senior Volunteer Program Provides Free Roundtrip Rides to Seniors for Medical Appointments

Transportation can be a challenge for seniors, but thanks to the Community Renewal Team’s (CRT) Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), and specifically its Volunteer Medical Transportation (VMT) Program, seniors and veterans can get free rides from their home to medical appointments and back again.

The VMT program has provided thousands of trips to seniors and veterans in multiple cities and town in Central Connecticut since its inception in January 2016.

WFSB reporter Ayah Galal shared details about this valuable service with their viewers, letting people know both how to request rides, and how to become a volunteer.


The VMT program remained operational throughout the Coronavirus pandemic, providing more than 1,000 rides to seniors and veterans in need of this service last year. And now the service can provide transportation to COVID-19 vaccine appointments, too.

The VMT program has grown to include eight cities/towns: Berlin, Cromwell, New Britain, Plainville, Southington, Suffield, Windsor, and Windsor Locks.

If you need a ride, or want to become a volunteer driver, please check out the RSVP page for more information.