Mat-Su Road to Recovery Drivers

Cause Areas


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


This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.
Contact Tristan Walsh, American Cancer Society staff partner, to find out how to become a Road to Recovery driver today! (907) 273-2068


Our Road to Recovery Program in Mat-Su (Palmer and Wasilla) provides free rides for cancer patients in the Valley who have no way to get to their treatment appointments. Volunteer drivers donate their time using their own vehicles to get patients to and from the treatments they need.

For some patients, the ride to and from treatment makes or breaks the ability to pursue treatment.

Drive with us, and we'll train you and give you the support you need to donate this life-saving service!

To qualify to become a Road to Recovery Driver: A current, valid driver's license, a good driving record, a safe and reliable vehicle and proof of car insurance. A background check is conducted on all volunteers.

The American Cancer Society will provide the necessary training through our on-line Volunteer Learning Center, as well as support through our staff and volunteers in Alaska.

(We only ask that you donate at least one ride a month.)

Drivers may be from any part of the Valley. For training and accepting requests for rides we do ask that they have a reliable internet connection.


  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Bus/Van Driving
  • Patient Care
  • Healthcare
  • Nursing

Good Match For

Kids Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1-3 hours a week
  • Valid drivers license/insurance

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