Many of our CORRAL participants don’t have access to all of the resources that are available to other kids. Right now, we are seeing a serious need for support with transportation, as many CORRAL students don’t have a consistent way to get to or from the farm.
While CORRAL is fortunate to have a partnership with a youth-focused transportation service, their capacity to support our girls has changed, leaving many of our girls without a way to get to CORRAL. We know that irregular attendance has a negative impact on program outcomes – students who attend CORRAL consistently receive the most support and as a result, see the highest benefit.
We are calling on our community to help fill this gap by ensuring that CORRAL participants can get safely to and from the farm. Understandably, the ask to support as a transportation volunteer may raise questions about safety and liability – we are happy to answer these questions and give you a fuller picture of what driving CORRAL participants entails!
Whether you can help on an ongoing basis, or just for a couple of dates, providing access to transportation means providing access to CORRAL’s programs and support – it makes a world of difference! Support is needed as soon as possible through the first week of June.
If you are near or can travel to any of the following communities, you can make a huge difference for girls who are currently unable to attend CORRAL programs consistently due to transportation barriers. If you or someone you know can support transportation, contact Operations Manager Jessica Ortiz-Phillips at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Days needed: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Areas of service:
- Fuquay Varina
- Raleigh (NE / SE)
- Wake Forest
- Background Check, facilitated by CORRAL
- CORRAL Girls 101 Training (30-minute on-demand virtual training)
- Driving Record Check (requested by volunteer, reimbursed by CORRAL)
- Completion of CORRAL Transportation Liability Waiver
- A drug test is required in order to provide transportation for Join The Herd participants, who attend programs on Fridays