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San Luis Obispo Patient Transport Volunteers

Patient Transport Driver Volunteers

The Patient Transport Driver volunteer fills a vital role in continuing our mission of global ocean conservation. Patient Transport Driver’s help transport our patients from San Luis Obispo County to our main hospital for their full rehabilitation! These volunteers are able to sign up for shifts to be on call for transportation needs either on a regular weekly basis or to be called on an as needed basis. If a transport is needed on the day of their shift, the volunteer picks up a TMMC vehicle from Morro Bay to drive to a meetup point in King City. Most transports are planned the evening before the day of the transport. The person in this role will need to be a safe driver, pass a Motor Vehicle Report, and be at least 21 years of age. This position reports to the crew supervisor of the day that the transport is taking place. This volunteer will benefit from the experience of working around the animals without the physical demands of on-call responder shifts.

Volunteer Characteristics

  • Comfortable driving large vehicles for long periods of time
  • Safe driver


  • Sign up on the SLO Volunteer Interest List
  • Submit a volunteer application
  • Complete the prospective volunteer screening process, including an interview, background check and motor vehicle check
  • Attend the New Volunteer Onboarding Training (Orientation, Basic Animal Husbandry and Basic Rescue Workshop)
  • Be on-call one shift each week for a minimum of 6 months
  • Recommended to complete ICS 100 (external training offered through FEMA)
  • Must be 21 or older, have reliable transportation, and be a safe driver with a cleared a Motor Vehicle Report


  • Communicate with your crew supervisor in a timely manner if you are unable to attend a crew shift

Become a Volunteer!

The first step to become a volunteer at San Luis Obispo Operations is to sign up on the volunteer interest list.

Click here to return to the main SLO volunteer page and sign up on the volunteer interest list.

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