We spread awareness and education to prevent impaired driving, and throughout the holiday season, operate the the Holiday Safe Ride Home Service. Each year, approximately 8,000 Sudburians receive a Safe Ride Home in their own vehicle by a team of volunteers.
Our services could not happen without the generous support of our sponsors, our community partners and our dedicated volunteers.
Since its inception, Safe Ride Home Sudbury has worked in partnership with Greater Sudbury Police Service spreading community awareness and education to prevent impaired driving. SRHS is an active participant in the Greater Sudbury Police Service RIDE Program, where we attend spot checks throughout the year delivering our important message to plan ahead for a Safe Ride Home.Community Awareness and Education Initiatives
For eighteen years, a chapter of a well known national designated driver program operated in Sudbury. Following a carefully thought out decision, this chapter was discontinued in 2017 in favour of a local organization that would allow more flexibility and autonomy in decision making to better meet the needs of our community.
Safe Ride Home Sudbury was established to continue the long-standing tradition of providing a community service assisting Sudburians in safely securing a ride home and to spread awareness and education to prevent impaired driving.
Safe Ride Home Sudbury isn’t a taxi service. It’s a unique program that gets both vehicles and drivers home safely. So while anyone can call, you must have a vehicle in order to get a ride. You also need to wear seat belts so if you have more passengers than seat belts, someone will be staying behind.
Absolutely! All volunteers sign a form agreeing not to provide any information that might be used to identify a client, their passengers or their addresses. So don’t let worries about discretion drive you away.
Safe Ride Home Sudbury is FREE but donations are gratefully accepted. All donations support local youth programs in our community.
When you are ready to be picked up call our headquarters at (705) 675.2255 and a team will be dispatched to your location at the earliest opportunity.
Please note, we can not accept reservations due to the operational requirements of the service.
You can volunteer by yourself or with friends, for one evening or as many as you can spare. Volunteers must submit a Volunteer Application and Police Information Check form. Applications require time to process. Please ensure that you have your application(s) submitted well in advance of the dates you wish to volunteer for. For more information, view our Volunteer page
Interested in volunteering with us? Apply now.
Absolutely! Contact us to get your Sponsor Evening Package and to learn more about workplace volunteering.
Safe Ride Home Sudbury has implemented Covid safeguards to provide a safe environment for volunteers and passengers. For a full list of implemented protocols, view our Covid Safety Page
To encourage and sustain service such as this, donations are gratefully accepted. We accept donations when you ride with us or email us for more information on how to donate.Contact Us
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