Helping Bella Vista Residents Help Themselves Since 1992
Change of Vaccination Policy effective May 1, 2023 ➢ Effective May 1, 2023: The Bella Vista Courtesy Van will no longer require vaccinations against Covid-19. This applies to Clients as well as the Courtesy Van Drivers and Schedulers. ➢ We do understand that there may be some of our current Clients that might have some concerns with this change. We strongly encourage you to contact your medical professional for advice regarding your personal health and this change in our policy. The Board of Directors Bella Vista Courtesy Van Inc
This service is offered to Bella Vista Residents ONLY.Requests are made by calling our Office Number 479-855-7663 and leaving a message at least 48 hours and up to 2 months before service is requested. Your appointment will then be confirmed by one of our friendly schedulers within 48 hours.
The Bella Vista Courtesy Van is an all-volunteer organization that transports Bella Vista residents free of charge who can no longer drive, by reason of age or health.Client Guidelines
Our vans are wheelchair accessible. We provide transportation from 8:45am to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday. Residents are taken to appointments such as doctors, rehab, beauty shops, as well as for personal trips such as shopping. INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY: The Courtesy Van will not operate if Bentonville Public Schools close due to inclement weather.
The Courtesy Van travels as far North as the Jane Walmart, as far south as I-49 exit 81, Pleasant Grove. As far east as Dixieland Road and as far west as Centerton's Main Street. We have TWO EXCLUSION ZONES that we DO NOT service: Pinnacle Hills Mall and Village On The Creeks.
Schedulers work from home confirming rides, returning calls, and scheduling appointments. A computer and internet connection are required. Each scheduler works 2-3 shifts a month with each shift consisting of 1-2 hours in the afternoon and then 1-2 hours starting at 7AM the next morning.Scheduler Application
Mission: "To provide FREE courtesy transportation for persons who live in the City of Bella Vista who can no longer drive due to age and/or health."
The Bella Vista Courtesy Van has been operating in Bella Vista for more than 30 years. This service is provided free of charge. Its mission is to provide transportation for residents who may not have transportation or cannot drive for one reason or another. The non-profit functions with a crew of volunteers only. There are no paid employees. The volunteers include a board of directors, a driver crew, maintenance volunteers and schedulers who are the administrative/office volunteers. Courtesy Van exists on donations and grants. It takes quite a sum of capital each year for three vans to be maintained, to pay for fuel, and pay for insurance. Please consider making a gift to the Bella Vista Courtesy van in your will. It is a gift that provides an opportunity to make a significant contribution toward the continuation of services and programs for the Bella Vista community. Our legal name is Bella Vista Courtesy Van, Inc. Volunteers are vital to the BVCV effort. At least two drivers are required every day, five days per week. They begin their day at 7:45 a.m. Drivers must be younger than 77, have up-to-date driver credentials, be willing to drive twice per month, and be trained by a designated BVCV driver volunteer. Drivers sign up for their preferred schedule each month. Contact Board Chair, Bill Puskas, 402-981-1571 or email@example.com to become a driver. Schedulers for the BVCV are so dedicated that some have worked for 10 years or longer. The schedulers work from home scheduling and confirming client rides. Schedulers can work 3 to 4 days per month. The board of directors meet every other month.
|Board Member||Position||Telephone #|
|OPEN POSITION||Vice President|
|Phyllis Rice||Driver Coordinator||713-724-1714|
|Bob Pierce/Bill Puskas||Scheduler Liaison||337-489-4555|
|Steve Skaggs||Maintenance Coordinator||417-793-2599|
|Steve Alge||Website Coordinator||479-366-8984|