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Free Transportation for Seniors in Arizona

By Maurice

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If you're looking for free transportation for seniors in Arizona, you’re in the right place!

This page is a complete resource for free transportation for the elderly in the state of Arizona.

Check out the resources below, and if you have a resource to add, please contact us!

Map of Free Transportation for Seniors in Arizona


List of Free Transportation for Seniors in Arizona

Program Description:

About Care is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that was founded by Barbara and Buzz Bradley in June 2006.

Mission: To deliver caring and compassionate support services using trained volunteers with special concern for the elderly and physically-challenged homebound residents of Chandler, Gilbert, Queen Creek and Southeast Valley.

Goal: To encourage and enable independent living by assisting our neighbors to continue living in their homes with dignity and self-respect.


  • Service Area: Chandler, Gilbert and Queen Creek
  • Transportation Services Provided: medical and/or social appointments
  • Eligibility Criteria: Clients must meet one or more of the following criteria:
  • have the ability to get in and out of a vehicle.
  • be individuals isolated without a support system in place to help them meet their basic needs, reduce social isolation, transportation to medical appointments and shopping and errands.
  • be persons undergoing life-saving treatment such as dialysis, chemo-therapy, etc.
  • be caregivers who, without our services, would be in jeopardy of their own health being compromised.
  • be homebound, as defined by Medicare.
  • be persons with significant physical or mental health disabilities as defined by Social Security, Medicare, or the Veterans’ Administration.

We are unable to help individuals with dementia or use wheelchairs.

  • Application Details: 
  • fill out and submit the form on the website and an About Care representative will be in contact with them soon OR
  • contact the office at 480-802-2331, if they are unable to fill out the form.

Program Description:

Benevilla was created as a not-for-profit organization in 1981 by citizens of the Sun Cities area out of concern that local services were not readily available to the community’s residents. 

Their mission was to promote health and independence by providing supportive services to their neighbors.

Benevilla continues to offer free essential home services for older adults who may need extra help including: Grocery Shopping, Assisted Transportation to Essential Medical Appointments, Phone Pals Wellness Checks, and Emergency Errands.


  • Service Area: West Valley (Phoenix metropolitan area), including El Mirage, Peoria, Surprise, Sun City West, Youngtown, Goodyear, Litchfield Park, Avondale, Buckeye, Tolleson
  • Transportation Services Provided: essential medical appointments
  • Eligibility Criteria: Eligibility criteria for Benevilla FREE Home Services (including transportation):
  • older adults who may need extra help.
  • Application Details: 
  • contact Benevilla via the form on the website OR
  • call 623.584.4999
  • Other Details: Volunteers pick clients up at home and transport them to appointments such as medical visits. The volunteer waits during the appointment and then takes the client home. This arm in arm service provides a social opportunity and comfort level rarely found in other transportation services.
  • FREE Home Services - Benevilla

Program Description:

Duet was started in 1981 by The Reverend Dr. Dosia Carlson and Church of the Beatitudes in Phoenix. 

Duet is a non-profit, interfaith organization that promotes health and well-being through its vitally needed, free-of-charge services to homebound adults, family caregivers, faith communities, and grandfamilies.

Duet’s services are based on one person helping another. We partner with individuals, businesses, non-profits, municipalities, government organizations, and faith communities to make that happen.


  • Service Area: 6 cities covered: Phoenix, Fountain Hills, Glendale, Paradise Valley, Peoria, Scottsdale (South of Bell)
  • Transportation Services Provided: rides to the doctor
  • Eligibility Criteria: Clients must be:
  • homebound adults (someone who has given up driving permanently due to physical or age-related issues and cannot easily use public transit);
  • living independently which means they are not in a Senior community that provides services, a group home or assisted living facility and do not require hands on services;
  • living in one of the 6 cities covered by the organization: Phoenix, Peoria, Glendale, Paradise Valley, Fountain Hills and Scottsdale (South of Bell Rd).

There is no financial eligibility.
They will provide referrals for assistance if there are other issues such as dementia.

  • Application Details: Applicants/the person who will be receiving the services must:
  • have a phone intake with Duet;
  • receive a home visit first before finding a volunteer match for some of the services, such as grocery shopping assistance.
  • Other Details: Duet's Homebound Adults program:
    From getting groceries and rides to the doctor to friendly visiting, we provide free-of-charge services through volunteers to help you live independently in your own home with dignity. All volunteers providing one-on-one assistance are 18 years or older and are cleared through a Level One fingerprint background check. We will “match” you with a volunteer who will set up a regular schedule.
  • Homebound Adults 2 - Duet

Program Description:

Aster Aging is a not-for-profit organization which empowers and supports East Valley older adults and their families to remain independent and engaged in our communities.

They provide the following services: In-home support, Meals on wheels, Outreach & social services, Senior centers, Monthly lunch menu, Benefits enrollment center, Safe at home community of care.


  • Service Area: East Valley
  • Transportation Services Provided: rides to medical appointments, grocery stores, and the pharmacy
  • Eligibility Criteria: Clients must be:
  • older adults who want to remain independent and engaged in their communities;
  • living in East Valley.
  • Application Details: Applicants must:
  • fill out the form below OR
  • contact an Outreach Specialist today at 480-962-5612
  • Other Details: 
    The Neighbors programs provides vital support to older adults who need help with day-to-day activities. Their trained, caring volunteers help seniors to remain independent with a smile and a helping hand.


    Neighbors provides:
  • Transportation,
  • Rides to medical appointments, grocery stores, and the pharmacy,
  • Companionship Visits,
  • Friendly visits with good conversation over a puzzle, game, or coffee,
  • Visual Assistance,
  • Support with home tasks for those with vision impairments,
  • Telephone Support,
  • Regular calls from a friendly volunteer, checking in and sharing stories.

Program Description:

Foothills Caring Corps is a 501(c)3 nonprofit located in Carefree, Arizona. Since 2000, we have served the communities of Carefree, Cave Creek, North Scottsdale, and North Phoenix. We call those we help our “Neighbors”.

Our staff and hundreds of volunteers provide, at no cost to our Neighbors, services that add to their enjoyment of life and sense of self-worth. We fully cover our costs through individual donations, corporate gifts, grants, and fundraising events.

Services provided: Friendly Visits and Phone Calling, Pet Visits, Medical Transportation, Group Van Trips, Mobile Meals, Shopping Assistance, Caregiver Relief, Handyman Services, Technology Help, Health & Wellness Programs, Mobility Loan Closet.


  • Service Area: Northeast Valley - Foothills Community (Carefree, Cave Creek, North Scottsdale, and North Phoenix)
  • Transportation Services Provided: rides to medical appointments, grocery stores or any other conveniently-located store
    Van Program - rides to concerts, plays, movies, shopping, lunch, the library, “silver sneakers”, chair yoga, and a variety of other fun excursions.
  • Eligibility Criteria: Clients must be:
  • older adults and individuals with disabling conditions;
  • residing in the Northeast Valley - Foothills Community;
  • living independently in their own homes.
  • Application Details: Applicants must:
  • Other Details: They provide 2 transportation programs:
  • Medical Transportation - With the utmost care and friendliness, we will drive you to medical appointments, accompany you inside and return you home safely after each appointment.
  • Van Program - Our fully trained and ultra-courteous drivers love taking Neighbors to concerts, plays, movies, shopping, lunch, the library, “silver sneakers”, chair yoga, and a variety of other fun excursions. We have a fleet of eight vans, five of which are wheelchair accessible, that we keep in tip-top shape.

Program Description:

Neighbors Who Care (NWC) was founded in 1994 and assists the homebound, disabled, and/or frail elderly in Sun Lakes and south Chandler. 

Neighbors Who Care inspires a robust network of volunteers who respond to the ever-changing needs of our aging community, helping them live at home with pride, dignity and independence.


  • Service Area: Sun Lakes and south Chandler
  • Transportation Services Provided: rides to medical appointments, for shopping and errands (grocery stores, local banks, salons, pharmacy’s, and local care centers to visit loved one)
  • Eligibility Criteria: Clients must meet one or more of the following criteria:
  • be individuals discharged from a hospital who have no immediate family available nor monetary resources to assist with post hospitalization issues;
  • be persons undergoing life-saving treatment such as dialysis, chemo-therapy, etc.
  • be caregivers who, without NWC services, would be in jeopardy of their own health being compromised.
  • be homebound, as defined by Medicare.
  • be persons with significant physical or mental health disabilities as defined by Social Security, Medicare, or the Veterans’ Administration.
  • be over age 60 and low income.
  • be living in Sun Lakes and south Chandler.
  • Application Details: Applicants must:
  • must fill out and submit the form on the website OR call at at 480-895-7133 and a case manager will be in contact with them soon;
  • will receive an in-home assessment by the NWC Case Manager (degreed social worker) to determine eligibility and need for individual NWC services.
  • Other Details: They offer 3 transportation services:
  • Transportation: Volunteers (using their own vehicles) transport and accompany clients to and from medical appointments. Clients are allowed two transportation services per week*. Volunteers accommodate clients who use a walker or light weight transfer wheelchairs. Our volunteers do not do any lifting so clients must be able to transfer themselves in and out of the volunteer’s vehicle. Full size wheel chairs cannot be accommodated.
  • Shopping & Errands: Volunteers (using their own vehicles) will assist clients with grocery shopping either one on one OR shop FOR them. Volunteers also take clients to a local banks, salons, pharmacy’s, and local care centers to visit loved ones.
  • Van Transportation: Volunteer van drivers provide approved clients with transportation service to grocery stores and select other stores within NWC service area on certain days of the week*. All volunteer van drivers are certified with AARP driver safety class prior to driving the Neighbors Who Care van.

Program Description:

VerdeCares is a 501(c)(3) non-profit Arizona corporation offering volunteer services to our lower Verde Valley residents at no charge.


  • Service Area: lower Verde Valley
  • Transportation Services Provided: rides to medical appointments, taking a neighbor shopping, shopping for a neighbor, picking up a much needed prescription
  • Eligibility Criteria: Clients must be:
  • homebound adults, caregivers, those living with chronic illness and those returning from surgery;
  • in need of non-medical, life changing services;
  • living within the lower Verde Valley communities.
  • Application Details: Applicants must:
  • Other Details: 
  • VerdeCares service strategy is to provide non-medical care and support, through a team of volunteers, that gives our neighbors in-need access to the services and activities that promote physical, mental and emotional health. The organization does not discriminate on basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, national origin, disabilities, sexual orientation or financial status.

Program Description:

Northwest Valley Connect advances equality, human dignity and strengthens the quality of life for residents and communities by addressing the transportation 

culture of those aging in place, persons with disabilities and veterans, offering choices that improve independence. Whether it’s connecting you with existing transportation resources in the community or booking you a ride with one of our volunteers, Northwest Valley Connect aims to make travel easy, efficient and accessible.


  • Service Area: Northwest Valley
  • Transportation Services Provided: any purpose
  • Eligibility Criteria: Clients must be:
  • be persons aging in place, persons with disabilities and veterans.
  • be living in Sun City West and be under 150% of the poverty level to qualify for Taxi Connect Free program.
  • have no available services to meet the need to qualify for NVC Ride-Connect.
  • Application Details: Applicants must contact Northwest Valley Connect via phone or email to find out more information on any or all services.
  • Other Details: Transportation services offered (2019 information):
  • NVC Mobility -Volunteer Program arranges alternative services to public transit. Volunteers make every attempt in response to ride requests through the Call-Click-Connect Mobility Center. The Center helps people identify available options for their transit needs.
  • NVC Ride-Connect is a free volunteer driver program that offers rides and door-through-door services to seniors when there are no available services to meet the need.
  • NVC Group-Connect is for social trips for seniors. It provides group trips to malls, movies, games and other social outings. Charging riders a round-trip price that may be as low as $10.00.
  • Taxi Connect Free is a low income (free) program for those who qualify by living in Sun City West and are under 150% of the poverty level.
  • NEW SERVICE!!!! – Taxi Connect Easy is a new service offering to all west valley seniors 65 years and older, veterans and disabled who like the convenience of using UBER or Lyft for same day services or advance requests. 

The benefit to riders is the offering of NVC Transportation Manager’s know-how while scheduling a Lyft or Uber ride, monitoring the trip and assuring safety for the service. NVC cost for service is $4.00/trip.

For example: Lyft charges approximately $10.00 for five miles and NVC cost would be $4.00 above the Lyft charge. NVC continues to grow as a result of value in the transportation culture of residents seeking transit mobility while attending to health service appointments, grocery shopping, and social events. NVC services are designed to sustain and enhance lifestyles for individuals and communities.

Free transportation programs: Taxi Connect Free and NVC Ride-Connect.

Program Description:

City of Tempe - Free public transportation
Valley Metro is the regional public transportation agency providing coordinated transit services to residents of metro Phoenix.

 From regional bus, light rail and paratransit service to alternative commuter solutions, Valley Metro’s core mission is to develop and operate a network of transit services.


  • Service Area: Tempe
  • Transportation Services Provided: any purpose
  • Eligibility Criteria: No specific eligibility criteria.
  • Application Details: n/a
  • Other Details: Orbit serves neighborhoods and connects people to local destinations such as shopping areas, other neighborhoods, major bus routes, schools and multi-generational centers for free. 

There are six Orbit routes: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn. All routes operate seven days a week, 365 days a year with 15 minute frequency on most routes.

The Orbit routes use “flag” stops, which means that the driver will pick up and drop off passengers in neighborhoods as long as it's safe. Passengers should wave at the driver to let him or her know that they would like picked up. On major streets like Mill Avenue, University Drive and Broadway Road, designated bus stops should be used. To get off the bus in a neighborhood, passengers should pull the cord located near the windows. On major streets like Rural Road or Priest Drive, designated bus stop should be used.

No Stop Zone Policy: When 15 mph speed limit signs are posted in a school zone, the Orbit will not stop in between the signs. During all other times, the Orbit may stop within the school zone.

Program Description:

The Valley of the Sun YMCA is one of the oldest nonprofits in the state of arizona, born before Arizona became a state. 

The YMCA is so much more than a gym and is for everyone. Whether you are a teen or senior, we offer a wide selection of programs and activities.


  • Service Area: Ahwatukee (urban village, part of the Phoenix metropolitan area)
  • Transportation Services Provided: no details found
  • Eligibility Criteria: Clients must be:
  • be 65 years and older and live in Ahwatukee (85044, 85045, and 85048 zip codes);
  • live independently in their own homes.
  • Application Details: Applicants must contact Northwest Valley Connect via phone or email to find out more information on any or all services.
  • Other Details:

At Ahwatukee Foothills Family YMCA, the Outreach Program for Ahwatukee Seniors (OPAS) is a volunteer program that aims to meet the needs of the growing senior population in Ahwatukee with the goal of enabling seniors to maintain independent living in their own homes.

Volunteer services include: transportation, shopping & errands, caregiver relief, friendly visiting & phoning, basic business help, and minor home repairs. OPAS also provides information & referral. All services are provided free of charge.

Program Description:

The Eastside Neighbors Volunteer Program, Inc (ENVP) is an Arizona non profit 501(c)(3) corporation serving the east and southeast areas of Tucson. 

ENVP exists to provide East Tucson Senior Citizens with services that will enable them to remain in their homes and live independently safely, and with dignity for just a little longer.

The biggest demand for ENVP services is for transportation to and from doctor’s or dentist’s office and for trips to the pharmacy or grocery store. Many of our older neighbors left their family and friends behind when they moved to this area. Friendly visits and friendly telephone calls go a long way in keeping them connected with others.


  • Service Area: east and southeast areas of Tucson
  • Transportation Services Provided: rides to medical appointments, grocery shopping and errands, recreational/social trips
  • Eligibility Criteria: Clients must be:
  • be 55 yrs or older;
  • live within the ENVP area of operation (all of Zip Code 85710 and parts of Zip Codes 85711, 85712, 85715, 85730, 85748 and 85749. Boundaries are Grant Road/Tanque Verde on the North, Swan Road on the West, Houghton Road on the East and Irvington on the South);
  • need transportation in the boundaries for destination of transports: North to Ft. Lowell Rd, South to Ajo Way (Kino Hospital), West to Campbell Avenue (University Medical Center), East to Houghton Road.
  • Application Details: Applicants must:
  • be interviewed by an authorized Eastside Neighbors Volunteer Coordinator before arranging for service;
  • request transportation services through the telephone coordinator who will notify the volunteer assigned. Four (4) working days advance notice is required for scheduling services not to include weekends or holidays. Next day service requests cannot be filled.
  • Other Details:

Transportation priority is given to transports for medical appointments and grocery shopping. Other errands and transports are to be determined by priority and availability of volunteer drivers.

Transportation rules:

  1. 1
    Grocery shopping is limited to 1x per week. Plan on your shopping needs accordingly.
  2. 2
    Choice of markets used should be within closest proximity of the senior’s residence.
  3. 3
    Errands should be combined for less trips.
  4. 4
    Recreational/Social trips should be limited (2x per month).
  5. 5
    If possible, combine doctor or medical appointments with errands or shopping.
  6. 6
    When on a doctor visit that requires medication, have the doctor’s office call the pharmacy to prepare for medication pick-up on the way home.

Program Description:

Friends in Deed aims to ensure, through the work and generosity of its volunteers and donors, that 

people in the Green Valley Community have access to transportation, temporary loans of medical equipment, physical space for meetings, activities and socialization, all without cost, in order to help them maintain their independence as well as their physical and mental health.

Friends In Deed will provide transportation to persons in Green Valley, who require assistance getting to and from medical, governmental, financial and legal appointments in Green Valley and Tucson.


  • Service Area: Green Valley (locally or to Tucson)
  • Transportation Services Provided: rides to medical, governmental, financial and legal appointments
  • Eligibility Criteria: Clients must:
  • be persons in Green Valley, who require assistance getting to and from medical, governmental, financial and legal appointments in Green Valley and Tucson.
  • Friends In Deed has no financial criteria for individuals to receive transportation and no one will be denied services , as long as, they follow FID rules.
  • Application Details: Applicants must:
  • call 625-4424 between 9:00 AM and 12:00 PM to make their reservation on any of the trips listed. Certain restrictions apply.
  • call at least three business days in advance for Green Valley trips and one week in advance for Tucson trips to arrange for transportation.
  • Other Details: Transportation services:
  1. 1
    volunteer drivers provide their own vehicle;
  2. 2
    wheelchair van is available to clients for doctor and dentist visits in Green Valley, Sahuarita and Tucson;
  3. 3
    Social Vans take clients to Trader Joe's each week. They also alternate trips to Park Place Mall and Tucson Mall. We are not providing these trips at this time.
  4. 4
    mini van transportation to Walmart, Sahuarita Safeway and the Community Food Bank.

is still arranging rides to medical appointments; making limited trips to Walmart, the Community Food Band and Sahuarita Safeway and can be reached by phone only ( 520-625-4424), Monday through Friday from 9 to noon. All other times leave a message and they will return your call.


General Policies:

  1. 1
    We require 3 business days' notice for a trip in Green Valley.
  2. 2
    We require 5 business days' notice for a trip to Tucson.
  3. 3
    Clients will be picked up in Green Valley only. 
  4. 4
    Clients are limited to two (2) medical drives per week. Exceptions must be approved by the Operations Director.
  5. 5
    We do not travel on dirt or gravel roads.
  6. 6
    All clients must be ambulatory (except if using a wheelchair). May use a cane or walker.
  7. 7
    We do not transport to or from hospitals for admissions or discharges.
  8. 8
    Companion is required to go with the client for any medical procedure that involves any form of anesthesia.
  9. 9
    We offer rides to veterinary appointments, as long as, the animal is in a carrier.

Program Description:

Trained volunteers from Lend A Hand help seniors stay comfortably and safely in their homes, and age in place as our neighbors. Thanks to our volunteers, Lend A Hand has been providing free services to seniors in central Tucson neighborhoods since 2006. We are proud to say no senior is ever charged for our services.

Volunteer to assist with transportation, food delivery, minor home repairs, social events, or friendly visits and phone calls.


  • Service Area: Tuscon neighbors served: -Campbell-Grant NE -Campus Farm -Hedrick Acres -Jefferson Park -Limberlost -Mountain/ First Avenue -Mountain View -Richland Heights East -Richland Heights West -RillitoBend -Samos -Winterhaven -Pima Council on Aging (PCOA)/ Neighbors Care Alliance (NCA)
  • Transportation Services Provided: rides to doctors' appointments, grocery shopping, and other errands
  • Eligibility Criteria: Clients must:
  • be seniors ages 60 or older, as well as younger individuals with disabilities,
  • live in 12 central Tucson neighborhoods.
  • Application Details: Applicants must:
  • Other Details: n/a

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