Volunteer Opportunities


Helping You Keep - or Regain - Your Independence

Our program offers safe, reliable, personalized transportation to adults over 60, or disabled adults, who cannot drive. Rides are provided by our volunteer drivers who truly care about each and every individual they transport. Our mission is to help you remain independent!

  • Door-to-door rides are provided for essential needs such as medical or dental appointments, shopping, personal care, banking, and more.
  • Riders must be 60+ or disabled adults who cannot drive due to their age or disability.
  • Our service covers residents in La Mesa and neighboring east county communities. If you live elsewhere, please call 619.667.1321 for a referral.
  • Before requesting a ride, an application must be completed. Rides must be requested 5 business days before the appointment.
  • Rides4Neighbors is a grant funded by the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG). Each trip is donation-based.

Signing up is easy!
Just call 619.667.1321 to see if you are eligible or to receive an application.



IG SRTS Volunteer Flyer Oct 2021 v3 Opens in new windowVolunteer today to help make your neighborhood safer by being the "eyes on the street!" In as little as 1-2 hours per week you can assist with safety measures near local La Mesa schools, help ease parents' concerns about their children walking or biking to school, and enjoy being out and active in your community.

Benefits include:

  • A flexible schedule
  • An engaging way to stay active and fit
  • Being a role model for children and other adults
  • Developing meaningful relationships with young people, peers, school staff, and City of La Mesa staff

For more information, email recreation@cityoflamesa.us or call 619.667.1322.

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act Program Compliance Plan and Complaint Procedure
Notice of Public Rights: The City of La Mesa operates its programs, services, or activities without regard to age, gender, disability, income status, race, color, and national origin in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and other applicable federal and state laws prohibiting discrimination on publicly funded projects. Any person who believes she or he has been aggrieved by any unlawful discriminatory practice may file a complaint with the City of La Mesa.

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act Program Compliance Plan