Del Mar Community Connections seeks volunteer ‘van hosts’


Del Mar Community Connections, a local nonprofit that provides services for seniors, is looking for volunteer van hosts for its weekly grocery shuttle.

The shuttle provides rides for housebound seniors and the disabled to nearby shopping venues. The “host” is a volunteer who assists the driver by helping riders in and out of the van, assisting them as needed with their shopping, and carrying their purchases into their homes. Van hosts report that providing these services is enormously rewarding.

Founded in 1999, Del Mar Community Connections is a volunteer-driven organization that provides a wide range of services for seniors, including the grocery shuttle and van rides to theater, music and arts events. DMCC volunteer drivers also use their own cars to provide rides to medical and other appointments.

To volunteer as a van host, and for information about DMCC, call 858-792-7565 or visit