PAY IT FORWARD Will you consider driving others who  cannot drive themselves? The Bender JCC is proud to partner with VillageRides to provide free rides to our seniors. VillageRides, a program of the Jewish Council for the Aging, is funded by the Transportation Planning Board of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments. The program serves people of all faiths, ethnicities of walks of life. For more information about the JCA program, visit To sign up and become a volunteer for Bender JCC VillageRides, email or call 301-348-3889 HELP OUR SENIORS AGE IN PLACE As a volunteer, you will choose your schedule, route, and passengers. Hours of operation: 9 AM – 5 PM | Monday-Friday Typical trips up to 30 minutes each way. Steps to becoming a volunteer:

  • Background Screening*
  • Have a valid driver’s license & proof of auto insurance
  • Web-based scheduling software training*
  • Volunteer Driver Orientation*
    *provided by J Rides program
Take our seniors to and from programs at:
  • Bender JCC
  • Ring House
  • Leisure World
  • Local synagogues
  • Local restaurants
J Rides supports these Bender JCC Programs:
  • Coming of Age
  • Selma Sweetbaum Satellite Program
  • Lectures, Films, Concerts
  • Men’s Club
  • Women’s Connections