New Year, New Opportunities to Volunteer Your Passenger Seat

Transportation can be one of a cancer patient’s biggest roadblocks to treatment. That’s why the American Cancer Society Road To Recovery program provides patients in need with free rides to treatment.

For those who cannot drive themselves or have no other means of getting to cancer-related medical appointments, volunteers donate their time to give patients a much-needed ride.

A willingness to help

Right now, one of the biggest barriers to cancer care is transportation. Because, even the best treatment can’t work if a patient can’t get there. Family and friends may help, but over the course of several months, they may not always have the time or resources to provide every ride.

That’s why a successful transportation assistance program can be a tremendous asset to the community, and an inspiration to a volunteer. Our volunteers have provided hundreds of thousands of rides for patients, but the need for drivers continues to accelerate.

How it works

To ensure quality drivers, the American Cancer Society screens every volunteer. They must also complete online training courses to prepare them for their new role.

Drivers need:

A good driving record
A current driver’s license
Proof of adequate automobile insurance
Access to a safe and reliable vehicle
Schedule availability
Regular desktop, laptop, or tablet computer access

Volunteer now, and help give patients a much-needed ride. You
might be surprised by the pick-me-up you get in return. For more information, please call your local office.

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