VOLUNTEER AMBULANCE DRIVERS WANTED
FOR THE AMERICAN AMBULANCE FIELD SERVICE IN FRANCE
Volunteers must be native born American citizens, between 21 and 35 years old, able to drive and repair automobiles. They
must be able to refer to five or six persons of standing, such as physicians, lawyers, clergymen bankers and professors, who
will vouch for their American citizenship, their reliability, sobriety, industry and amenability to discipline. Volunteers
must have clean records at college and afterwards. Only men who are in sympathy with the Allies and wish to help them are
wanted. There is no place for sight-seers or adventurers.
Terms of Service. Six months. Preference is given to men who are able to stay in the service longer.
EXPENSES. Roughly it costs about $300 to remain in the service six months; $400 to remain a year. The itemized expense is as
Transportation from New York to Paris - $75.00
Return Transportation - 75.00
Uniform and Equipment - 50.00
Incidental Expenses ($15.00 a month) - 90.00
Board and Lodging are furnished free of charge from the time of arrival in Paris. <br
Incidental Expenses include tobacco, laundry, etc., and may be regulated by the volunteer. The opportunity to spend money is
Steamship Fares. A reduction of 25 per cent. is allowed by the French line to volunteers.
Uniforms are purchased in Paris at a cost for uniform, cap and overcoat of about $50.
EQUIPMENT. Travel as light as you can. Take with you two pairs good leather driving mittens. Shoes, two pairs; they can't be
too good. They ought to be water-tight and well fitting. One medium weight sweater waistcoat, or a T-shirt. Two dozen copies
of the photograph (2 1/2 inches square unmounted) that goes on your passport, for permits, licenses, identification cards,
MONEY. If the amount is small, your money should be taken in cash (French gold or paper), if the amount is large in draft or
letter of credit, preferably on Morgan, Harjes & Co., Paris, or Monroe, Paris.
VACCINATION. Volunteers should be vaccinated before leaving.
TYPHOID INOCULATION. Volunteers must be inoculated for typhoid. Your doctor will tell you how to proceed. Inoculation
requires about three weeks. Accepted applicants should take with them to Paris the doctor's certificate showing that the
regular prescribed inoculation has been given.
PASSPORTS. The State Department requires a letter from the Headquarters of the American Ambulance stating that the applicant
is engaged in the service of the Ambulance. The letter will be sent after the preliminary correspondence. Application for a
passport should be made to the clerk of the Federal Court of the District in which the applicant resides.
MEN ARE URGENTLY WANTED and should lose no time in sending in their applications.
INQUIRIES AND CORRESPONDENCE should be addressed to William R. Hereford, Headquarters American Ambulance, 14 Wall Street, New
York, or to Henry D. Sleeper, Lee, Higginson & Co., State Street, Boston
FINAL ARRANGEMENT FOR SAILING. The applicant will report at the New York Headquarters before sailing and receive:
1. A letter to the French Consul-General who will visae the passport.
2. A letter to the French line which will grant a reduction of 25 per cent. in the fare.
3. A letter of introduction to the Committee in Paris.
4. A letter of credential in French.
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