How You Can Help

Nearly all work carried out by the squad is done by volunteers. We have a number of rewarding volunteer opportunities available.

Driver Opportunities
Being an Ambulance squad Volunteer Driver is a very rewarding experience. It allows you to work directly with our passengers, providing them with the vital transportation to and from their residence to obtain medical treatment. Our Squad is the only means for transportation available to many of these people.

Our drivers contribute one day per week. Our trips are scheduled between the hours of 8:30 am and 3:00 pm. No special driver's license or other credential is required.

Vehicle Cleaning and Upkeep
Naturally, after a busy week on the road, our vehicles require periodic cleaning and maintenance. Thus a volunteer group meets each Saturday morning to wash and detail the cars and vans, and perform simple maintenance tasks. This work is generally scheduled from 8:30 am to 12:00 noon.

Professional and/or Skilled Services
The Squad has periodic need for building maintenance work including electrical, plumbing, carpentry, etc. The organization also requires the help of accounting and legal professionals.

If you are qualified, licensed, and insured in any of these, or related areas, please consider donating some of your time to the Squad. Your help will allow us to continue our mission of service in the most efficient way possible.

Also, our vehicles require periodic skilled maintenance. That work must be done at a professional, off-site facility. If you own or manage such a facility, any concession or contribution you may be able to make would greatly assist our cause.

To volunteer, please call April at 772-231-1230

Come Ride with Us
If you are considering a volunteer opportunity, we invite you to experience firsthand how we serve the community. Call April, our administrator, to schedule a half day visit. You will have the opportunity to see our facility, meet our drivers and staff and ride along in one of our vehicles to experience the rewards of serving the transportation needs of our passengers. (Phone 772-231-1230)


How We Use Your Money
We are able to pay for the cost of providing our services, and to purchase new vehicles through the generosity of individuals, corporations and foundations in Indian River County. Volunteers contribute over 15,000 hours annually which helps keep our expenses low. 100% of every dollar we spend goes directly to serving our riders.

Operating Costs
The Squad’s largest burden is its day to day operating cost.  We provide 14,000 free trips annually.  To provide these trips we have 10 vehicles on the road every day, driving over 140,000 miles and consuming 6,600 gallons of gasoline each year.  Please consider funding one of our many operating expenses.  For example:

  • $200 will provide fuel for one vehicle for one month.
  • $125 will pay for one new tire.
  • $30 will pay for one routine oil and filter service for one vehicle.
  • $24 will pay for one passenger round trip to the doctor.

To donate simply go to the “PayPal” link below and complete the necessary information. 
Your gift will make a real difference to those in need of our service.

(Please be aware that we hold our donor information in strictest confidence.  We do not sell, rent, or share your information and we do not solicit our donors by phone.  We have a once a year annual fund raising appeal through the mail in early spring.)

Employer Matching Gift Program
Many employers will contribute to the same organizations that their employees are supporting through an Employer Matching Gift Program. Check with your employer to see if they have such a program for active or retired employees. Make your donation now and request a matching gift form from your employer.

Your employer may require the following additional information about us.

Organization Type: Health and Human Service
Tax category: 501(c)(3)
Federal tax ID: ID 59-6173190

Please send the completed form to:
Indian River County Volunteer Ambulance Squad Inc.
PO Box 2240
Vero Beach, FL 32961-2240

Gift In Memoriam
A contribution to the Volunteer Ambulance Squad is an excellent way to remember friends and/or family members. The good done in their name will make an on-going difference for many in need in our community.

May be made to:
Indian River County Volunteer Ambulance Squad Inc.
501(c)(3) organization under Federal Tax ID 59-6173190,
Located at 3401 Indian River Drive East
Vero Beach, Fl. 32963

About Us
The Squad has positively impacted our community from its inception in 1966 through today.
Staff & Volunteers
Meet our team of staff and volunteers that are the backbone of the IRC Volunteer Ambulance Squad.
Meet a few of our passengers, and hear what they have to say about our medical transport service.