The volunteer program at Schneck Medical Center in Seymour recently acquired a customer-friendly shuttle service to be provided at the medical facility.

Fundraising efforts, mainly from the Schneck Medical Center gift shop, allowed Amy Cockerham, volunteer manager at Schneck, and her team of volunteers to purchase, design and staff a new Schneck Courtesy Shuttle. The shuttle will be primarily staffed by volunteers.

The shuttle can seat up to six passengers at one time. It also has a large space in the back for bags or other items.

The hope for the new courtesy shuttle is to make for a better customer experience by giving additional assistance to patients and/or family members coming in from vehicles, provide assistance to mobility-impaired individuals with a better resource and provide a new volunteer opportunity for the community.

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Cockerham, who manages more than 100 volunteers, said she is excited to start this program. Last year alone, the volunteers donated more than 15,000 hours.

Graphics on the shuttle were designed by Jerry Brown with Celery Signs.

“We think this will be a great asset as parking gets tighter,” Cockerham said.

Cockerham hopes to make the service available by July 1.

Cockerham is looking for volunteers and is planning courtesy shuttle-specific training in addition to in-house volunteer training.

Anyone interested in inquiring about the volunteer positions must be 18 years or older and have a clean driving record.

The shifts available are 8 a.m. to noon and noon to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Anyone interested should call Cockerham at 812-522-0439.

How to volunteer

The shuttle service is looking for volunteers.

Volunteers must be 18 years or older and have a clean driving record.

The shifts available are 8 a.m. to noon and noon to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Training will be available.

Contact: Amy Cockerham at 812-522-0439