Road to Recovery Driver Memphis TN- volunteer to drive cancer patients to their appointments


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When

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

Where

1378 Union AveAmerican Cancer SocietyMemphis, TN 38104

Volunteer to save a life!

About


WE NEED COMPASSIONATE PEOPLE THAT ARE WILLING TO GIVE A FEW HOURS A MONTH, SOMETIME LESS TO DRIVE CANCER PATIENTS TO THEIR TREATEMNT IN MEMPHIS. PLEASE CALL 1-800-227-2345 TO REGISTER.....IF YOU HAVE LOCAL QUESTIONS CALL CHRISTY DIRECTLY, 501-603-5205 .

One of the biggest roadblocks to cancer treatment can be transportation. That’s why the American Cancer Society Road To Recovery program provides patients with free rides. And we need your help. Even though our volunteers have driven hundreds of thousands of patients to their cancer care - the need continues to grow. As a leader in your community, you’re positioned to inspire others to join us. So please, help us spread the word that something as simple as offering a ride can help save a life. And that every volunteer can make a difference. Encourage your community organizations and partners to become volunteer drivers today. Share the Road To Recovery program. Thank you.

ALL VOLUNTEERS NEED IS: * A good driving record * A current, valid driver’s license * Complete an American Cancer Society training course * Access to a safe and reliable vehicle * Proof of adequate automobile insurance * Availability Monday through Saturday during the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. (majority of the time is M-F from 8a-5p)

What do we do? When transportation is a cancer patient’s biggest roadblock to treatment, we help provide the rides that can help save lives. The American Cancer Society Road To Recovery(r) program offers cancer patients free transportation to and from their cancer-related treatment. For those who cannot drive themselves or have no other means of getting to treatment, volunteers donate their spare time and the use of their personal vehicle to give cancer patients in their community a much-needed ride. Why is this important? 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 financial means to provide every ride. That’s why a successful transportation assistance program can be a tremendous asset to the community. And why we need the support of the community

How does it work? To ensure quality drivers, the American Cancer Society screens every volunteer. They must also complete a training course to prepare them for their new role. Requirements: * A good driving record * A current, valid driver’s license * Access to a safe and reliable vehicle * Proof of adequate automobile insurance * Complete an American Cancer Society training course * Availability Monday through Saturday during the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.

LAST NOTE: MOST TRAINING AND COORESPONDENCE IS ON LINE THOUGH APPS AND EMAIL. HOWEVER, we will work with you!!! Please call Christy McCreight at 501-603-5205 or email christy.mccreight@cancer.org

Skills

  • Transportation
  • Multi-Tasking
  • English
  • People Skills
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Verbal / Written Communication

Good Match For

People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • It is flexible, you set your own schedule!
  • We provide all training and background checks.
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