Island Connections seeks to provide free transportation services to those individuals on Mount Desert Island and the surrounding off-shore islands what will enable them to live independently and with a strong quality of life. Island Connections recruits volunteers from all of the communities on Mount Desert Island to provide services on a one-on-one basis to those Island neighbors in need. These volunteers come from all walks of life and from all age groups. They are generous, caring people who have a genuine concern for helping others. Each volunteer is given orientation training before working with our neighbors and chooses as many or as few rides that he/she would like to offer. There is no minimum number of rides required for any driver as we are genuinely thankful for all of their ongoing commitment to us and our neighbors who rely on our services.