Helping Bella Vista Residents Help Themselves Since 1992
The Bella Vista Courtesy Van is pleased to announce it has resumed service following a 14-month suspension due to the COVID outbreak. In order to ride the van, and to ensure everyone's initial safety, all drivers and passengers must wear masks and have received their vaccinations and completed the full two-week immunization period following their last shot(s). Before scheduling the first ride, riders need to provide a copy of their COVID vaccination record by: — Scanning the card and emailing it to email@example.com, or — Mailing a copy to 1801 Forest Hills Blvd., Suite 120, Bella Vista, AR 72715. We request this information before a ride can be scheduled. We will update our records and then destroy the copy. Caregivers riding with van customers are also required to provide their shot records and wear masks. As in the past, ride reservations must be made 48 hours in advance by calling (479) 855-7663. The Courtesy Van looks forward to continuing its service to those with transportation needs. Anyone interested in being a volunteer driver or scheduler can learn more by calling the number above and leaving a message.
This service is offered to Bella Vista Residents ONLY.Requests are made by calling our Ofice 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 who can no longer drive, by reason of age or health, free of charge.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.
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.
Schedulers are trained and work from home on their personal computer, using an appointment program. A scheduler spends approximately 1 to 2 hours for each assigned day. Previous experience with a computer is very helpful, but you do not need to be an "expert" to use the program. Duties include listening (from home) to office voice messages requesting rides and general information, updating schedules for drivers and confirming the riders' appointments. Each scheduler works 3 to 4 days a month, totaling 3 to 8 hours for the month.
Mission: "to provide 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 25 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 #|
|Kevin McGee||Vice President||918-906-3933|
|Allen Lovell||Driver Coordinator||479-696-9100|
|Robbie Glaser||Scheduler Coordinator||479-802-9012|