Coordinate Rides for Cancer Patients in Indiana - Help Save a Life!


Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


About

Can you help make phone calls and send e-mails to area volunteer drivers to schedule rides for cancer patients? If so, we need your help! The American Cancer Society is seeking Road to Recovery Volunteer Coordinators for several counties in Indiana. For many cancer patients, getting to and from treatment is one of their toughest challenges. Some may not be able to drive themselves, and family and friends cannot always help. Many cancer patients go without or delay lifesaving treatment because they have no transportation. The American Cancer Society Road to Recovery program provides transportation to and from scheduled cancer related appointments. The Volunteer Coordinator for Road to Recovery helps to schedule ride requests for cancer patients. The coordinator monitors requests for the county they live in. Once rides are needed, the coordinator calls or e-mails volunteer drivers to help schedule patient rides. The coordinator must respond to requests for transportation in a timely manner. The ability to keep accurate and organized records is a must. The coordinator must be sensitive to the needs of cancer patients and respectful of the patient's right to confidentiality. Coordinators will need to have a personal computer with internet and e-mail and must be comfortable making phone calls to volunteer drivers in their area. Volunteer Coordinators will be supported by American Cancer Society staff.

Skills

  • Administrative Support
  • Patient Care
  • Transportation Management
  • Program Management

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 5-10 hours a week
  • Must have a phone, computer, internet & e-mail
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