Please note that our Mass Transit and Van Request programs are suspended until further notice, following new policies put into place by Swarthmore College to protect the health and safety of community members.
Mass Transit (Currently Suspended due to COVID-19)
The Lang Center for Civic and Social Responsibility supports the efforts of students to be engaged in volunteer activity which has as one of its primary goals serving the public good in nearby areas by helping to make mass transit possible if needed and within its budgetary limits. Requests for transportation support in the form of public transportation can be made by completing our Mass Transit Request Form. Please note: Each individual student must make her/his/their own request using this form. Students are not permitted to submit a mass transit request for other student(s).
Faculty whose coursework includes community-based learning components are asked to submit a single request for the entire class with the names of each student indicated on the form, and then upon approval, collect the tickets/tokens from the Lang Center for distribution to the class members.
All requests MUST be submitted in advance, preferably at the beginning of a semester; “same day service” in this regard is not available. Mass transit assistance requests may be fulfilled from the first day of classes until the last day of classes during each academic term. In exceptional circumstances, students may request an extension of mass transit support outside of this time period but a letter, email, or phone call of support from the host site will be required in addition to the completion of this form.
If your request is approved, you are agreeing to use mass transit support for yourself or the individuals listed in this form and for only those service activities described herein, to turn in a completed Release of Liability form, and also to ensure that you have obtained the necessary clearances for work that involves minors (people under the age of 18). Violation of this agreement may negatively impact your eligibility for future mass transit support. The Lang Center reserves the right to confirm your terms, attendance, and performance of service by calling your site supervisor.
Exclusions: This is a bus token/train ticket program; the Lang Center does not reimburse for mass transit expenses.The Lang Center cannot support mass transit requests for paid employment.
Lang Center Van (Currently Suspended due to COVID-19)
The Lang Center for Civic and Social Responsibility supports the efforts of students to be engaged in volunteer activity which has as one of its primary goals serving the public good in nearby areas by helping to make van transportation possible. Once completed, the Van Request Form will be automatically submitted to Delores Robinson for review. Ordinarily, the Lang Center vans are not available Monday through Thursday from 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM or Saturdays from 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM during the academic year.
All drivers and passengers must complete a Release of Liability form before entering the van. The primary authorized driver is responsible for ensuring that van regulations are followed and is also responsible for any fines, damages, and the like incurred. If you are requesting more than one van, please include the name of the second certified van driver you will use when prompted.
NOTE: It is the responsibility of the requester to secure a certified van driver.