Village Vans provides free transportation for work-related activities to low-income job seekers in Olympia, Lacey, and Tumwater's greater urban areas. In support of your work-related activities, we can provide free transportation to:
- Your new job
- Job interviews
- Job training sites
- WorkSource Center
- Childcare Centers
...and other sites
Who Qualifies for Village Vans Service?
Any low-income citizen looking for work or beginning a new job can use the service. Call us to find out if you and your transportation needs qualify.
How Do I a Schedule a Ride?
We provide transportation services Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. To schedule a ride, call our 24-hour message line, 360-705-5840. You can reserve your free ride up to ten business days in advance. Need a last-minute ride? Give us a call and we will try to fit you in.
Who Drives the Village Vans?
We recruit drivers from several employment support programs including the WorkFirst Community Jobs work-training program, the South Puget Sound Community College Customized Job Skills Training Course, the Senior Community Service Employment Programs at WorkSource, and others.
Individual community job seekers may enroll as well. They receive professional driving training, valuable work experience, continual skill development and job search coaching while working toward permanent employment. More than 90 percent find good jobs while in the program.
Why is Village Vans Service Important?
Transportation is a primary barrier for low-income people in their search for economic independence. Many have found employment while using or driving Village Vans. The program is funded by federal and state grants and operates in partnership with most local social and public service agencies.