Cancer refers to any one of a large number of diseases characterized by the development of abnormal cells that divide uncontrollably and have the ability to infiltrate and destroy normal body tissue. Cancer often has the ability to spread throughout your body.
Cancer is the second-leading cause of death in the world. But survival rates are improving for many types of cancer, thanks to improvements in cancer screening and cancer treatment.
Transportation is key to cancer care!
For those who cannot drive themselves or have no other means of getting to their treatment, the American Cancer Society’s Road To Recovery® volunteers donate their spare time to give cancer patients a much-needed lift.
A position description follows:
As a Road To Recovery® Driver, you will Drive cancer patients to and from treatment or help coordinate transportation for cancer patients. For those who cannot drive themselves or have no other means of getting to their treatment, our Road To Recovery® volunteers donate their spare time to give cancer patients a much-needed lift.
You decide the area in which you will provide services.
Purpose and importance of the position:
Even the best treatment can’t work if a patient can’t get there. That’s why a successful transportation assistance program can be a tremendous, potentially life-saving asset to your community.
Volunteers in this position can literally save lives!
To volunteer what will you need?
If you own or have regular access to a safe, reliable vehicle, then you’re already on the road to volunteering. But you’ll also need:
• A good driving record
• A current, valid driver’s license
• Proof of adequate automobile insurance
• Regular access to a computer, laptop, tablet computer
• Schedule availability, typically Monday-Saturday
How do you get started?
First, submit your contact information below to a volunteer care specialist who will reach out to you to collect more information and help you initiate and complete the process.
The volunteer care specialist will discuss the program, your expectations, and what you hope to gain from the experience so we can ensure a good fit.
Then you’ll take some required self-paced courses which will take about an hour and a half. .
From there you’ll complete a background check and once approved, provide your schedule availability so you can begin being matched to people needing transportation.