County supervisors have embraced a plan to recruit volunteers to help in welfare reform.
Supervisors John K. Flynn and Kathy Long had asked their colleagues on the board to help enlist volunteers from churches, community organizations and service clubs to drive welfare recipients to work.
"Transportation is one of the key components to the success or failure of welfare reform," Long said Tuesday during the Board of Supervisors meeting.
The board voted unanimously to support the plan.
Long and Flynn said public transit often does not run early or late enough for people who work odd hours. They said volunteers can play a crucial role in helping welfare recipients get to jobs, and may also become mentors and provide support to their passengers.