The Community Vans program helps nonprofit groups and government agencies with their transportation needs by providing a ready-to-go van for up to 12 people.

How Does it Work?

You recruit volunteer drivers, and we approve, train and certify them free! 
You coordinate your trip, then call us in advance to reserve a vehicle.

Is There a Fee?

Yes. It is currently $0.81 per mile for each trip. Intercity Transit maintains and insures the van.

How do we Qualify?

You must have a driver who is approved, trained and certified by Intercity Transit. Your trip must originate within Intercity Transit's service area and remain within 150 miles of this area. The service area includes Olympia, Lacey, Tumwater, and Yelm.

How Does the Volunteer Driver get Started?

Simply print and complete the application, then mail it to Community Vans, P.O. Box 659, Olympia, WA 98507, or fax it to Community Vans, 360-357-6184. We'll review your application and send you information about the next training class.

How do I Schedule the Van?

If you already have an Intercity Transit certified driver and are a nonprofit or government agency you can schedule a van by emailing vans@intercitytransit.com or calling 360-786-8800.

Tell us when you need the van, then we will reserve it for your group's use and make arrangements for you to pick up the keys.

Van Grant Program 

Each year Intercity Transit grants retired vanpool vehicles to nonprofit or community organizations in our service district through a competitive review and award process. Applications are generally due in October and awards are announced in November. For questions about this program, please contact Carolyn Newsome at cnewsome@intercitytransit.com.

Surplus Van Grant Program Grantees

2017
Lacey Veterans Services Hub
Community Youth Services Senior Services of South Sound
TOGETHER!
Yelm Senior Center
Thurston County Food Bank
Wa-Ya Outdoor Institute

2016
Community Youth Services
Boys and Girls Club of Thurston County
Senior Services of South Sound
Community Action Council
City Gates Ministries
Center for Natural Lands Management

2015
Catholic Community Services
Community Youth Services
InterFaith Works
YWCA

2014
Boys and Girls Club of Thurston County
Community Youth Services
Olympia Gospel Mission
Senior Services of South Sound

2013
GRuB
Boys and Girls Club of Thurston County
Panza for Quixote Village
Thurston County Food Bank

2012
Wee Love Learning Early Learning Center
Boys and Girls Club of Thurston County
Catholic Community Services
Thurston County Police Athletic League (PAL)

2011
Olympia Christian School
Olympia Gospel Mission
Senior Services for South Sound

2010
Early Learning Center (center closed - van returned)
Senior Services for South Sound

2009
Capital Clubhouse
Community Youth Services
Yelm Adult Senior Services
Thurston County Food Bank

2007
Behavioral Health Resources
Bread and Roses
Partners in Prevention
Senior Services for South Sound

2006
Behavioral Health Resources
Catholic Community Services
Morningside
Senior Services for South Sound

2005
Behavioral Health Resources
Boys and Girls Club
Pacific Peaks Girl Scout Council
Union Gospel Mission

2004
Behavioral Health Resources
Bread and Roses
Habitat for Humanity
Senior Services for South Sound