Thanks to the positive response and growing demand to the GoVax CSR programme in providing free transportation to vaccination centres, GoCar is seeking for volunteer drivers to increase the availability of shuttle vehicles over Saturdays and Sundays.
A CSR programme by car-sharing platform GoCar Malaysia, in collaboration with Kampung Tunku state assemblyperson YB Lim Yi Wei, the GoVax shuttle service currently covers:
- Sunway Pyramid Convention Centre
- Hospital Shah Alam
- Klinik Rakan Medik Petaling Jaya
- University Malaysia Medical Centre (UMMC)
- Ideal Convention Centre Shah Alam (IDCC)
Since the programme commenced on 25th May 2021, the GoVax Heroes have provided free rides to and from vaccination centres for over 300 senior citizens aged 60 years and above and persons with disabilities. The GoVax Heroes have thus far been volunteers from GoCar Malaysia’s employee pool.
“I’m very happy to see our GoVax initiative pass the 300-passenger mark. Many have expressed that they wouldn’t be able to get to the vaccination centres otherwise. Help us help more senior citizens and persons with disabilities (PWDs) get vaccinated so that we can get closer to achieving herd immunity. Kita Jaga Kita!” said YB Lim Yi Wei, state assemblyperson for Kampung Tunku.
“Since we launched the GoVax programme, we have been heartened by multiple queries coming in from members of the public who wanted to volunteer. We welcome all the support we can get as the government continues to intensify vaccination efforts. I am proud that Malaysians are so giving and caring. It is only through a concerted effort that we can beat this ongoing battle with COVID-19,” said Wong Hoe Mun, CEO, GoCar Malaysia.
Interested individuals must be between the ages of 18 and 50 with a valid Malaysian driver’s licence. Those who wish to volunteer can drop their details and find out more information here.
As for those who are keen to assist qualified users to use the free GoVax shuttle that ends on 31st August 2021, contact the 24-7 hotline 1 300-30-2633 or request via the GoCar mobile app. Bookings must be made at least three days in advance. Drivers are limited and requests will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis.
GoCar also remarks that passengers with mobility challenges will need to be accompanied by an experienced caregiver.