The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
Our Road to Recovery Program in Carlsbad provides free rides for cancer patients 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.
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 volunteer structure.