Welcome, New Earth Angels!

We’re glad you’re here. This page is a resource for new Earth Angels navigating the orientation process and volunteer drivers who have completed orientation and want to prepare to drive their first mission.

Transportation challenges create one of the most daunting barriers to healthcare—a barrier second only to the cost. As a volunteer, you’ll make an immeasurable difference by driving people between airports and their medical facilities. Each day, our network of volunteer drivers donate their time, fuel, and cars to ensure people can make it the final leg of their journey to care.

Thank you for being part of the solution to ease the burden of transportation for families across the West. 

Where Does AFW Need Volunteer Drivers?

Angel Flight West proudly serves 12 Western states by helping patients travel long distances between their homes and medical care. Typically, our patients fly from rural towns to the following metropolitan areas to access treatment. We need Earth Angels who are willing to drive between local airports and healthcare facilities in and around these cities.

Denver, CO
Los Angeles Basin, CA
Phoenix, AZ
Portland, OR
Salt Lake City, UT
San Diego, CA
San Francisco Bay Area
Seattle, WA
Spokane, WA

From time to time, we may have needs for Earth Angels in other areas throughout the West. However, these requests are far less. 

Earth Angel Recruitment Cities

How Do Earth Angels Make a Difference?

Do you have questions or concerns about becoming a volunteer driver with Angel Flight West?

Learn how you can help people get the medical treatment they need by becoming an Earth Angel driver with Angel Flight West.

Steps to Becoming an Earth Angel

When you filled out your application to Angel Flight West, you created a username and password. This is what you will use to login and complete your orientation.

  • STEP 1

    Read and review the AFW Earth Angel's Manual.

  • STEP 2

    If you haven't already, complete the free background screening by checking your email for an email regarding the TrueHire portal. Can't find the information? Email our Volunteer Services Manager at [email protected].

  • STEP 3

    Complete your online Earth Angel Orientation.

    Lesson 1: Getting to Know Angel Flight West (30 minutes)

    Lesson 2: Driving a Mission (20 minutes)

    Lesson 3: Introduction to VPOIDS (20 minutes)

  • STEP 4

    Assemble the required documents to upload to your profile:

    Driver's License

  • STEP 5

    Congratulations on finishing your orientation! You'll be updated to Earth Angel status shortly. We encourage new volunteers to reach out to our team or wing leaders as you prepare to request missions.

    What's next? Click here to learn more about preparing for your first Earth Angel trip.

Meet Your Wing Leaders

Tips Before Driving Your First Mission

Follow us on Social Media!

With passenger permission, we encourage volunteers to share their Angel Flight West story and tag @angelflightwest. By sharing your story, you’ll help us reach more volunteers, passengers, partners, and supporters.

Before posting pictures of a passenger, ask permission and let passengers know you intend to post and/or submit the photos to Angel Flight West. Remember, many passengers may be comfortable with photos being posted but may not want their medical diagnosis listed. Click here to review the Volunteer Communications Policy.

We encourage you to submit photos and to leave comments about your mission when filling out the Mission Report.  When you submit photos to AFW, we’ll check each passenger’s photo release before sharing.