Saint John’s Abbey Volunteer Program

Assignment Description


Position: Driver on-call   

Number of persons needed: 10

Department: Saint John’s Abbey Transportation

Brief Summary of Assignment: Take Abbey members who are unable to drive to and from appointments and social engagements

Time Commitment: Be available for half-day or full day (8 am – 5 pm usually) according to the preference of the volunteer. The volunteer would be called ahead of time about the schedule for the day.

Responsibilities: To take monks to and from appointments.  Need to be able to assist some monks in and out of the car. The volunteer will usually use his or her own car.

Skills and Qualifications: A good driver with current driver’s license and current car insurance.

Team Leader: Otto Thole, OSB

Location, working space, equipment, etc.: Own car.  A volunteer driver must provide a copy of his/her current driver’s license and car insurance documents to the coordinator of the Volunteer Program. The volunteer will complete the “on-line” driver safety course at no cost to the volunteer.

Any questions: contact Eileen Haeg at 363-3304 or email


  1. Driver’s license
  2. Proof of Insurance      
  3. Background and driving record check
  4. Defensive Driving course or/ 55 Alive if driving own vehicle.  If driving Abbey vehicle, MUST complete Defensive Driving on-line at :
  5. Give volunteer driver the Volunteer informational brochure from DOT